Carrion Colony (Paperback)Richard King (author)
Paperback Published: 01/07/2002
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'Yes, we are here to etch the faint name of England upon the dust. Now that six months have elapsed and we have humbled up a few small huts and crude buildings, erected this fine flag pole and scrambled up some docks, now that six months have elapsed and we have gloriously and honourably declared unequivocally Great England's slight and vague ill-defined interest in this land, let us strike ourselves a home.' In the fine and funny tradition of absurdist writing, Carrion Colony is the exciting new novel from the winner of the 1995 Australian/Vogel Literary Award. Set in a broken-down penal colony, Old & New Bridgeford, in Australia in the early 19th century, Richard King writes an extraordinarily compelling, somewhat autobiographical and tongue-in-cheek view on just one of the beginnings of white Australia. There's mayhem, violence and generally very odd behaviour exhibited by the soldiers and the convicts dumped in what feels like the middle of nowhere. There's a doctor who's too preoccupied in razing the native flora to practise medicine, a madman stranded on a rocky outcrop engraving a tiny map of Great Britain in the stone, a
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Weight: 260 g
Dimensions: 196 x 131 x 21 mm
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