The Yield

The Yield

Author: Tara June Winch

Format: Hardcover

Pages: 352

ISBN: 9780063003460

Language: English

Publisher: HarperVia

Release Date: June 02, 2020

Description du Livre

Winner of the NSW Premier's Literary Awards 2020 - for Fiction, People's Choice and Book of the Year.
Shortlisted The Stella Prize 2020
Shortlisted Victorian Premier's Literary Award for Fiction 2020
Longlisted Miles Franklin Literary Award 2020

Knowing that he will soon die, Albert ‘Poppy’ Gondiwindi takes pen to paper. His life has been spent on the banks of the Murrumby River at Prosperous House, on Massacre Plains. Albert is determined to pass on the language of his people and everything that was ever remembered. He finds the words on the wind.

August Gondiwindi has been living on the other side of the world for ten years when she learns of her grandfather’s death. She returns home for his burial, wracked with grief and burdened with all she tried to leave behind. Her homecoming is bittersweet as she confronts the love of her kin and news that Prosperous is to be repossessed by a mining company. Determined to make amends she endeavours to save their land – a quest that leads her to the voice of her grandfather and into the past, the stories of her people, the secrets of the river.

Profoundly moving and exquisitely written, Tara June Winch’s The Yield is the story of a people and a culture dispossessed. But it is as much a celebration of what was and what endures, and a powerful reclaiming of Indigenous language, storytelling and identity.

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