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A Kindness Cup : Text Classics - Thea Astley

A Kindness Cup

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Paperback Published: 30th April 2018
ISBN: 9781925603545
Number Of Pages: 224

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I told them to go into the scrub and disperse the tribe.
Disperse? That is a strange word. What do you mean by dispersing?
Firing at them.

Two decades after a massacre of local Aboriginal people, the former residents of a Queensland town have reunited to celebrate the progress and prosperity of their community. Tom Dorahy, returning to his hometown, is having none of it: he wants those responsible to own up to their actions.

A reckoning with oppression, guilt and the weight of the past, A Kindness Cup is one of Thea Astley’s greatest achievements.

Industry Reviews

`Smart, compassionate.' * New York Times *
`One of the earliest and most empathetic postwar engagements by a white Australian writer with the horrors of nineteenth-century racial violence.' * Australian Book Review *
`This timely and attractively priced reissue is a welcome chance to reconsider [Astley's] rich oeuvre. Astley's work is characterised by her irony and unflinching scrutiny of social injustice. In A Kindness Cup, she was at the top of her impressive form...This short novel is one of Australia's finest.' * Stuff NZ *

ISBN: 9781925603545
ISBN-10: 1925603547
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 30th April 2018
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 12.9  x 1.4
Weight (kg): 0.15

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