The drover's wife : the legend of Molly Johnson

The drover's wife : the legend of Molly Johnson
Purcell, Leah, 1970-
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  • Published: 2019
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Description

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.

Related Subjects

Pioneers and pioneer life--Australia--Fiction.
Aboriginal Australians--Fiction.
Australian fiction.
Frontier and pioneer life--Australia--Fiction.
Women pioneers--Australia--Fiction.

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ISBN:

9780143791478 (paperback)

Personal Author:

Purcell, Leah, 1970-

Title:

The drover's wife : the legend of Molly Johnson / Leah Purcell.

Variant title:

Legend of Molly Johnson

Publication Info:

[Melbourne, Victoria] : Hamish Hamilton, an imprint of Penguin Books, 2019.

Publication Info:

©2019

Physical description:

280 pages ; 24 cm.

Content Type:

text

Media Type:

unmediated

Carrier Type:

volume

Subject term:

Pioneers and pioneer life--Australia--Fiction.

Subject term:

Aboriginal Australians--Fiction.

Subject term:

Australian fiction.

Subject term:

Frontier and pioneer life--Australia--Fiction.

Subject term:

Women pioneers--Australia--Fiction.

Geographic term:

Australia--History--Fiction.

Genre index term:

Historical fiction.

Added Entry-Personal Name:

Lawson, Henry, 1867-1922. Drover's wife.

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