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Song of the crocodile / Nardi Simpson.

Darnmoor, The Gateway to Happiness. The sign taunts a fool into feeling some sense of achievement, some kind of end- that you have reached a destination in the very least. Yet as the sign states, Darnmoor is merely a gateway, a waypoint on the road to where you really want to be. Darnmoor is the home of the Billymil family, three generations who have lived in this 'gateway town'. Race relations between Indigenous and settler families are fraught, though the rigid status quo is upheld through threats and soft power rather than the overt violence of yesteryear. As progress marches forwards, Darnmoor and its surrounds undergo rapid social and environmental changes, but as some things change, some stay exactly the same. The Billymil family are watched (and sometimes visited) by ancestral spirits and spirits of the recently deceased, who look out for their descendants and attempt to help them on the right path. When the town's secrets start to be uncovered the town will be rocked by a violent act that forever shatters a century of silence.

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Barcode Shelf Location Collection Volume Ref. Branch Status Due Date Res.
C9009160336 F SIM
Adult fiction   Babinda Branch . . On Loan, Reserved . 16 Nov 2020
C9009160344 F SIM
Adult fiction   City Branch . . On Loan, Reserved . 19 Nov 2020
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ISBN 9780733643743 (paperback)
Author Simpson, Nardi author.
Title Song of the crocodile / Nardi Simpson.
Published Sydney, N.S.W. : Hachette Australia, 2020.
Physical description 403 pages ; 24 cm.
Summary Darnmoor, The Gateway to Happiness. The sign taunts a fool into feeling some sense of achievement, some kind of end- that you have reached a destination in the very least. Yet as the sign states, Darnmoor is merely a gateway, a waypoint on the road to where you really want to be. Darnmoor is the home of the Billymil family, three generations who have lived in this 'gateway town'. Race relations between Indigenous and settler families are fraught, though the rigid status quo is upheld through threats and soft power rather than the overt violence of yesteryear. As progress marches forwards, Darnmoor and its surrounds undergo rapid social and environmental changes, but as some things change, some stay exactly the same. The Billymil family are watched (and sometimes visited) by ancestral spirits and spirits of the recently deceased, who look out for their descendants and attempt to help them on the right path. When the town's secrets start to be uncovered the town will be rocked by a violent act that forever shatters a century of silence.
Subject Secrecy -- Fiction
Aboriginal Australians -- Fiction
Australian fiction
Reservations Queue 4
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