Picador’s best sellers: Number 4. ‘That Deadman Dance’ – Kim Scott.
This wonderful novel won the 2011 Miles Franklin Award and was Regional Winner of The Commonwealth Writers’ Prize.
Set in the first decades of the 19th Century in the area around what is now Albany, Western Australia this is a powerful story of friendships formed, strained and broken and told from the different perspectives of the Aboriginal Noongar people and the European settlers. Lyrical and poetic are words which spring to mind to describe Kim’s beautiful writing
Kim is himself a descendant of the Noongar people and has done extensive research in writing this book.
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