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The crying place / Lia Hills.

By: Hills, Lia.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookCopyright date: ©2017Publisher: Crows Nest, NSW : Allen & Unwin, 2017Description: 474 pages ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781760293710 (paperback).Subject(s): Aboriginal Australians -- Fiction | Country life -- Australia -- Fiction | Friends -- Death -- Fiction | Secrecy -- Australia -- Fiction | Australian fiction -- 21st century | Australia -- Social life and customs -- FictionDDC classification: A823.4 Summary: When Saul learns that his oldest friend Jed has died after returning from working in a remote Aboriginal community, he goes in search of answers. His only lead is Jed's ex-girlfriend, Nara, a Pitjantjatjara woman. Saul eventually finds Nara in Ininiyingi, a remote community full of extraordinary characters - Nara's son, Roopie; Kata, her father and a healer, and Thaddeus, a white man, half-hermit half-prophet. Saul and Nara struggle to find a way to grieve Jed's death and in the process Saul discovers a secret that will challenge everything he's come to believe about Jed's life. He also discovers a new possibility; of transformative engagement with both the desert and its Indigenous inhabitants that leads to a greater understanding of belonging and place...Lyrical, searching and wise, The Crying Place is a brilliant debut.
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When Saul learns that his oldest friend Jed has died after returning from working in a remote Aboriginal community, he goes in search of answers. His only lead is Jed's ex-girlfriend, Nara, a Pitjantjatjara woman. Saul eventually finds Nara in Ininiyingi, a remote community full of extraordinary characters - Nara's son, Roopie; Kata, her father and a healer, and Thaddeus, a white man, half-hermit half-prophet. Saul and Nara struggle to find a way to grieve Jed's death and in the process Saul discovers a secret that will challenge everything he's come to believe about Jed's life. He also discovers a new possibility; of transformative engagement with both the desert and its Indigenous inhabitants that leads to a greater understanding of belonging and place...Lyrical, searching and wise, The Crying Place is a brilliant debut.

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