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The Multiple Effects Of Rainshadow

The Multiple Effects Of Rainshadow by Thea Astley
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On a January morning in 1930, in an island mission off the Queensland coast, the superintendent goes on a rampage that rips the community apart. Afterwards, only a few are free to leave, but even back on the mainland they cannot escape the effects of the brutality they've witnessed. Two decades later, violence once again erupts on the island. Here is a paradise turned hell, where the winds of change have slowed to the feeblest of breezes. Based on an actual incident that took place on Palm Island, this award-winning novel brilliantly allegorises an Australia still living in the shadow of its past. And in forecasting the tragedies of the twenty-first century, it proves itself more powerfully relevant than ever. 'Formidable . . . uniquely provocative, acerbic and glittering' The Australian
Penguin Books Ltd; February 2010
300 pages; ISBN 9780857965035
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Title: The Multiple Effects Of Rainshadow
Author: Thea Astley
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