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The drover's wife [electronic resource] / Leah Purcell.

By: Purcell, Leah.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: [New South Wales] : Currency Press, 2017ISBN: 9781760621674.Subject(s): Pioneers and pioneer life -- Australia -- Drama | Australian drama -- 21st century | Women pioneers -- Australia -- Drama | Frontier and pioneer life -- Australia -- Drama | Aboriginal Australians -- DramaOnline resources: Access eBook online Summary: Henry Lawson?s story of the Drover?s Wife pits the stoic silhouette of a woman against the unforgiving Australian landscape, staring down a serpent - it?s our frontier myth captured in a few pages. In Leah?s new play the old story gets a very fresh rewrite. Once again the Drover?s Wife is confronted by a threat in her yard in Australia?s high country, but now it?s a man. He?s bleeding, he?s got secrets, and he?s black. She knows there?s a fugitive wanted for killing whites, and the district is thick with troopers, but something?s holding the Drover?s Wife back from turning this fella in? A taut thriller of our pioneering past, The Drover?s Wife is full of fury, power and has a black sting to the tail, reaching from our nation?s infancy into our complicated present.
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Henry Lawson?s story of the Drover?s Wife pits the stoic silhouette of a woman against the unforgiving Australian landscape, staring down a serpent - it?s our frontier myth captured in a few pages. In Leah?s new play the old story gets a very fresh rewrite. Once again the Drover?s Wife is confronted by a threat in her yard in Australia?s high country, but now it?s a man. He?s bleeding, he?s got secrets, and he?s black. She knows there?s a fugitive wanted for killing whites, and the district is thick with troopers, but something?s holding the Drover?s Wife back from turning this fella in? A taut thriller of our pioneering past, The Drover?s Wife is full of fury, power and has a black sting to the tail, reaching from our nation?s infancy into our complicated present.

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