Foreign Soil (Paperback)
  • Foreign Soil (Paperback)
zoom

Foreign Soil (Paperback)

(author)
£9.99
Paperback 304 Pages
Published: 09/03/2017
  • In stock

Usually dispatched within 2-3 working days

  • This item has been added to your basket

WINNER- Indie Book Awards 2015 (Best Debut Fiction Book)
WINNER- The ABIA Award (Literary Fiction Book of the Year) 2015
WINNER- Sydney Morning Herald Best Young Australian Novelists of 2015
WINNER- Victorian Premier's Unpublished Manuscript Award 2013

'Foreign Soil will stay with you with the force of elemental truth. Clarke is the real deal' Dave Eggers

In this collection of award-winning stories, Melbourne writer Maxine Beneba Clarke has given a voice to the disenfranchised, the lost, the downtrodden and the mistreated. It will challenge you, it will have you by the heartstrings. This is contemporary fiction at its finest.

In Melbourne's western suburbs, in a dilapidated block of flats overhanging the rattling Footscray train lines, a young black mother is working on a collection of stories.

The book is called Foreign Soil. Inside its covers, a desperate asylum seeker is pacing the hallways of Sydney's notorious Villawood detention centre, a seven-year-old Sudanese boy has found solace in a patchwork bike, an enraged black militant is on the warpath through the rebel squats of 1960s Brixton, a Mississippi housewife decides to make the ultimate sacrifice to save her son from small-town ignorance, a young woman leaves rural Jamaica in search of her destiny, and a Sydney schoolgirl loses her way.

The young mother keeps writing, the rejection letters keep arriving . . .

'A woven tapestry of the shared experience of living in a country that is not your own' Stylist

Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
ISBN: 9781472151476
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 240 g
Dimensions: 196 x 128 x 22 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

A phenomenal achievement . . . Clarke writes with both fists raised. - Mslexia

You may also be interested in...

Yellowface
Added to basket
£9.99   £8.49
Paperback
Before the Coffee Gets Cold
Added to basket
Butter
Added to basket
£14.99
Paperback
The Housemaid
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
You Like It Darker
Added to basket
£25.00   £20.00
Hardback
Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow
Added to basket
The Guest
Added to basket
£9.99   £8.49
Paperback
Someone Else’s Shoes
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
Prophet Song
Added to basket
£9.99   £8.49
Paperback
The Last Devil To Die
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
Tom Lake
Added to basket
£9.99   £8.49
Paperback
The Seventh Son
Added to basket
£9.99   £8.49
Paperback
The List
Added to basket
£9.99   £8.49
Paperback
Talking at Night
Added to basket
£8.99   £7.49
Paperback
The Housekeepers
Added to basket
£9.99   £8.49
Paperback
Close to Home
Added to basket
£9.99   £8.49
Paperback

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.

env: aptum
branch: