Taboo

by Kim Scott | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 1925483746 Global Overview for this book
Registered by AnonymousFriend of Wantirna South, Victoria Australia on 10/27/2023
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Journal Entry 1 by AnonymousFriend from Wantirna South, Victoria Australia on Friday, October 27, 2023
Taboo takes place in the present day, in the rural South-West of Western Australia, and tells the story of a group of Noongar people who revisit, for the first time in many decades, a taboo place: the site of a massacre that followed the assassination, by these Noongar's descendants, of a white man who had stolen a black woman. They come at the invitation of Dan Horton, the elderly owner of the farm on which the massacres unfolded. He hopes that by hosting the group he will satisfy his wife's dying wishes and cleanse some moral stain from the ground on which he and his family have lived for generations. But the sins of the past will not be so easily expunged. We walk with the ragtag group through this taboo country and note in them glimmers of re-connection with language, lore, country. We learn alongside them how countless generations of Noongar may have lived in ideal rapport with the land. This is a novel of survival and renewal, as much as destruction; and, ultimately, of hope as much as despair.

Journal Entry 2 by AnonymousFriend at Cafe 130 (formerly SI Cafe) in Templestowe, Victoria Australia on Friday, December 1, 2023

Released 2 mos ago (12/7/2023 UTC) at Cafe 130 (formerly SI Cafe) in Templestowe, Victoria Australia

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Journal Entry 3 by wingmarmee463wing at Templestowe, Victoria Australia on Thursday, December 7, 2023
Caught at Redgum Cafe.

Journal Entry 4 by wingmarmee463wing at Templestowe, Victoria Australia on Saturday, December 9, 2023
Aussie Kim Scott's knowledge and connection to place is obvious as is the research undertaken. Skillfully developed characters and an all round compelling read.

Journal Entry 5 by wingmarmee463wing at Lady Florence Free Swap Street Library in Eltham, Victoria Australia on Saturday, December 30, 2023

Released 1 mo ago (12/31/2023 UTC) at Lady Florence Free Swap Street Library in Eltham, Victoria Australia

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