A rich and inventive tapestry of interwoven tales set among the aborigines of northwestern Queensland, Australia. Author Alexis Wright experiments with both form and language to create a startlingly original story that's both tragic and comic, using tales that blend the political with the mythological, the local and the universal. Although sometimes challenging, listeners are likely to enjoy the trip, and the novel coheres in startling ways at its center. Performer Isaac Drandich's deep, friendly voice provides an accessible narration that counterbalances some of the more challenging material.
Winner of the 2007 Miles Franklin Literary Award.
Whimsical with little or no direction...little substance but good narrator who tries to maake sense out of nonsense...couldn't finish it
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I couldn't continue listening so I am going to buy the book. The story is important and well written but the narrator ruined it for me.
Would you be willing to try another one of Isaac Drandich’s performances?