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The White Earth is a haunting, disturbing and cautionary tale. 'The novel is beautifully structured, filled with parallels and reverberations which come back to haunt and illuminate the reader as the story unfolds.' - Katharine England, Adelaide Advertiser 'A great Australian story embracing national themes that should engage us all.'. The White Earth. In late , 8 year-old William looked out from the back verandah of his home and saw the mushroom cloud of a nuclear explosion. There was no sound, but William was aware of the /5(5). Meyer does an excellent job detailing the complex history of dispossession on the White Earth Reservation during the early 20th century. American Indian history is often portrayed as simplistic; Meyer avoids this entirely and, instead, her meticulous research brings a story of diversity, deceit, and contradiction to by: The White Earth is a Miles Franklin Award -winning novel by Australian author Andrew McGahan. The stage version, adapted by McGahan and Shaun Charles, premiered at Brisbane's La Boite Theatre in February–March Author: Andrew McGahan.
The White Earth is an ambitious and multilayered novel that ranges across the year history of white settlement on the Darling Downs. But as Andrew McGahan’s extraordinary novel The White Earth (Allen & Unwin, ) reveals, some blights on the national conscience can never be scorched clean. The first breathtaking pages of The White Earth describe a fire tearing through wheat fields. This is the first of many fires, and as the novel progresses it is this particular element that will come to symbolise some of the more frightening, and . The novel The White Earth has a few layers of time. The context of the author is – a time where reconciliation was being sought. The time in the book is – a time of the Mabo decision that stimulated anxiety and dissent among many rural people/5(2). The White Earth. “The saga of the McIvors is nothing less than a grim and supremely entertaining take on colonialism in Australia and the tortured, stained hearts of all its New World cousins/5(5).
© White Earth Reservation Business Committee. White Earth Tribal Headquarters, Eagle View Road, Ogema, MN () White Earth Email White Earth Help Desk Login. Designed and Developed by. Marketing Division & Information Technology. The White Earth is a book of the elements that reflects on the timelessness and latent hostility of the Australian landscape; its symbolic vocabulary is based around earth, air, water and fire. It depicts the land as a living presence, the embodiment of an inherited past that shapes the lives of its characters in ways they do not perceive. His first novel, Praise, earned him the Australian/Vogel Literary Award, while his novel The White Earth received the Miles Franklin Literary Award, among several others. McGahan is also the author of a children's book series Ship Kings, as well as a number of works for stage and screen/5(K). The earth itself is a central character in this gothic novel from rising Aussie star McGahan (, , etc.). In the lush Darling Downs part of Queensland, square miles of prime farm and ranchland was once owned by the magisterial White family, which frittered it away in a series of unfortunate accidents and bad decisions recounted in periodic flashback : Andrew Mcgahan.