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Unconventional Means - Lorraine Mafi-Williams

Unconventional Means

By: Lorraine Mafi-Williams (As told to, As told to)

Paperback Published: 1st June 2005
ISBN: 9781597190015
Number Of Pages: 236

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Unconventional Means: The Dream Down Under is a combination of memoir and personal adventure in which the lives of an upper-middle-class artist from Nashville, TN and an Aboriginal Australian elder intersect. Contains traditional Aboriginal stories and artwork by the author. Sixteen-year-old Anne Williams, shattered by a family tragedy, tries to cope through art and reading. She eventually finds solace in Nevil Shute's novel A Town Like Alice. His heroine's journey through the tribulations of war to find love and a new home modeled after the town of Alice Springs, Australia gives teenage Anne hope "that there is something on the other side of the terrible things" for her, too. Someday, she promises herself, she will go to Australia and to Alice Springs. Decades later, Anne's call to Australia deepens. Now an artist and successful businesswoman, she is reading a book about the continent's Aboriginal people when a photograph of Aborginal elder Lorraine Mafi-Williams mesmerizes her. She feels an immediate kinship, even though others find it ridiculous that this upper-middle-class Southern white woman and an Aboriginal elder could share more than a common last name. When Anne finally sets out for Australia, she adds to her desire to see Alice Springs the dream of also meeting Lorraine. But with no address, no phone number, no conventional way to get in touch with an Aboriginal woman, Anne must rely on unconventional means -- dreams, visions, meditation and intuition -- to guide her halfway around the world to find the woman whose ancient tales of a land and its people will help to heal her.

ISBN: 9781597190015
ISBN-10: 1597190012
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 236
Published: 1st June 2005
Publisher: Pearlsong Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 1.37
Weight (kg): 0.3
Edition Number: 2

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