The White Girl

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Birch, Anthony ORCID: 0000-0001-6106-8832 (2019) The White Girl. University of Queensland Press, St Lucia, Queensland.

Abstract

A searing new novel from leading Indigenous storyteller Tony Birch that explores the lengths we will go to in order to save the people we love. Odette Brown has lived her whole life on the fringes of a small country town. After her daughter disappeared and left her with her granddaughter Sissy to raise on her own, Odette has managed to stay under the radar of the welfare authorities who are removing fair-skinned Aboriginal children from their families. When a new policeman arrives in town, determined to enforce the law, Odette must risk everything to save Sissy and protect everything she loves. In The White Girl, Miles-Franklin-shortlisted author Tony Birch shines a spotlight on the 1960s and the devastating government policy of taking Indigenous children from their families. "Odette Brown has lived her whole life on the fringes of a small country town. After her daughter disappeared and left her with her granddaughter Sissy to raise on her own, Odette has managed to stay under the radar of the welfare authorities who are removing fair-skinned Aboriginal children from their families. When a new policeman arrives in town, determined to enforce the law, Odette must risk everything to save Sissy and protect everything she loves."--Publisher description

Additional Information

NSW Premier's Literary Awards 2020. Winner of the Indigenous Writers' Prize.
Miles Franklin Literary Awards shortlist 2020

Item type Book
URI https://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/41308
ISBN 9780702260384
Subjects Current > FOR Classification > 1904 Performing Arts and Creative Writing
Current > Division/Research > Moondani Balluk
Keywords Indigenous Australians, grandparents, children, Stolen generation, Australian ficton
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