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Author: Tony Birch
Category: Fiction / Fiction: Adult
BIC Subject: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
 
Published: 01-Sep-2020
Format: Paperback, 272 pages, 0x0mm
ISBN: 9780702263057
Stock Code: 2263057
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Odette Brown has lived her whole life on the fringes of a small country town. Raising her granddaughter Sissy on her own, Odette has managed to stay under the radar of the welfare authorities who are removing fair-skinned Aboriginal children from their communities. When a new policeman arrives in town determined to fully enforce the law, Odette must risk everything to save Sissy and protect her family.

The White Girl is a remarkable novel whose unforgettable characters demonstrate a capacity for love and courage that are a timely reminder of the endurance of the human spirit.Odette Brown has lived her whole life on the fringes of a small country town. Raising her granddaughter Sissy on her own, Odette has managed to stay under the radar of the welfare authorities who are removing fair-skinned Aboriginal children from their communities. When a new policeman arrives in town determined to fully enforce the law, Odette must risk everything to save Sissy and protect her family.

The White Girl is a remarkable novel whose unforgettable characters demonstrate a capacity for love and courage that are a timely reminder of the endurance of the human spirit.
Tony Birch is the author of three novels- the bestselling The White Girl; Ghost River, which won the Victorian Premier's Literary Award for Indigenous Writing; and Blood, which was shortlisted for the Miles Franklin Award. He is also the author of Shadowboxing and three short story collections, Father's Day, The Promise and Common People. In 2017 he was awarded the Patrick White Literary Award. Tony is a frequent contributor to ABC local and national radio, a regular guest at writers' festivals, and a climate justice campaigner. He lives in Melbourne.
 
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