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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Purcell, Leah, 1970-
The drover's wife : the legend of Molly Johnson / Leah Purcell.
Legend of Molly Johnson
[Melbourne, Victoria] : Hamish Hamilton, an imprint of Penguin Books, 2019.
280 pages ; 24 cm.
Pioneers and pioneer life--Australia--Fiction.
Frontier and pioneer life--Australia--Fiction.
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Lawson, Henry, 1867-1922. Drover's wife.
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