The Picador Countdown. Number 4


Kim Scott

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.

P.S. Like to comment on this blog? Your comment could win you a Brays Books Voucher – see previous blog ‘Win Brays Vouchers’.

Advertisements

About braysbooksblog

Independent booksellers since 1969.
This entry was posted in Australian, Fiction, Kim Scott, Philip Bray. Bookmark the permalink.

2 Responses to The Picador Countdown. Number 4

  1. An interesting and thought-provoking novel I thought, if you are interested to read more, I review it here
    .

  2. White Fox says:

    I notice that 3 of best-selling Picador books so far are Australian. How many ‘Ozzies’ will be in the top 3? What books will be the top 3????

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s