The Drover's Wife

Author(s): Leah Purcell

General

Leah Purcell's play caused a sensation on performance and won the NSW Premier's Prize Book of the Year and now she is expanding that play and a film script to write a novel that while still 'Tarantino meets Deadwood' is also so much more. In the titular character The Drover's Wife, Purcell has created a figure who is as resonant and significant as Ned Kelly. Lawson's original short story is reimagined vividly to portray the drover's heroic wife as a righteous avenger - on behalf of herself, her children and her race - in a savage male world. Challenging responses to family violence and black white relations. A taut thriller of our pioneering past, The Drover's Wife is full of fury, power, family love and intimate friendships. And has a black sting to the tail, reaching from our nation's settled infancy into our complicated present.

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General Fields

  • : 9780143791478
  • : penguin random house
  • : Hamish Hamilton
  • : December 2019
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 819.2
  • : 1 Fiction
  • : 192
  • : Leah Purcell
  • : Paperback