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Read & download Û PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free â Alexis Wright Mour in her writing finds hope in the bleakest situations; and the remarkable combination of storytelling elements drawn from myth and legend and fairy tale has Oblivia Ethylene in the company of amazing characters like Aunty Bella Donna of the Champions the Harbour Master Big Red and the Mechanic a talking monkey called Rigoletto three genies with doctorates and throughout the guiding presence of swans. I'm not sure I can really review this book fairly as I'm pretty sure that a lot of what is going on here passed me by There's some glorious language some snippets of blistering satire and the bones of a richly allegorical novel here but it's swamped by cultural references that I mostly missed shifts in tone that left me baffled rather than engaged and a kind of stream of conscious approach that overwhelmed me I got a lot out of Wright's previous book Carpenteria but here I think she's kicked it up a notch and left me floundering in her wake

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The Swan Book Download ë 102 Ô The Swan Book is set in the future with Aboriginals still living under the Intervention in the north in an environment fundamentally altered by climate change It follows the life of a mute teenager called Oblivia the victim of gang rape by petrol sniffing youths from the displaced community where she lives in a hulk in a The Swan Book is set in the future with Aboriginals still living under the Intervention in the north in an environment fundamentally altered by climate change It follows the life of a mute teenager called Oblivia the victim of gang rape by petrol sniffing youths from the displaced community where she lives in a hulk in a swamp filled with rusting boats and thousands of black swans driven from other part. I would like to acknowledge that Alexis Wright is a member of the Waanyi nation and that I do not know the story of her country or any other in Australia I have attempted not to presume too much by reading one novelThis is an astonishing novel — a book that I would recommend highly than I currently rate it because I don't think it's finished with me yet This is one of those books that teach you how to read them and I am a slow learner So between passages of brilliant beautiful writing I found myself bored Sometimes even while reading Wright's wonderful pieces of prose I found myself bored But my dissatisfaction with the novel soon turned into dissatisfaction with myself Why was I bored My earliest answer was that I was waiting for the 'real story' to begin but as I progressed deep into the novel as the characters passed over every chance of having a 'real story' I realised that this wasn't what was unsettling me The Swan Book is the story of Oblivion Ethylene That overdetermined name is the first imposition on her that we learn of She doesn't like it but she doesn't know of any other name How can this be her story if she doesn't even know her name In fact though the narrative stays with her throughout this isn't her story It can't be There is no 'her' she has no agency and importantly don't be distracted by the Prelude no subjectivity This is what made the novel elusive and difficult for me I kept waiting for her character to resolve but there is none there Instead she is inhabited by others in particular Bella Donna the Harbour Master Warren Finch and the community that allowed her to be raped when she was a child The story of Oblivia is a complex one elusive which will I think reuire careful contemplationCertainly we are being shown how people are not just their own heroically independent wills In addition to all the human voices we also hear from spirits myths and the land itself Polyphony and intermixture are important themes in this novel Peoples and stories and language and environments are all juxtaposed and made hybrid Through both its Aboriginal realism and its science fictionality the novel gets a perspective on how changing lands and changing peoples need not undermine the fact that the people are part of the land Along the way many trenchant observations are made about the invasion of country and the interventions into traditional lives But not without humourWright captures the rhythms and ironies of Australian speech better than anyone I've read That this is not one speech but many different idioms and not pure is one of the keys to her success here Even impressive than this linguistic act is how she seamlessly uses this voice to create a modernist narrative Too often European modernist techniues seem inhospitable to kangaroos and Canberra and bush cheek This is a book that like its characters has lived all over but still knows its countryWhile I continue to wrestle with Oblivia's story I will remember many others contained within the three genies the street kids the people smugglers There's a lot to get from this book; flicking it open to any page reveals riches Expect to see it on award lists next year

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The Swan BookS of the country to her marriage to Warren Finch the first Aboriginal president of Australia and her elevation to the position of First Lady confined to a tower in a flooded and lawless southern city The Swan Book has all the ualities which made Wright's previous novel Carpentaria a prize winning bestseller It offers an intimate awareness of the realities facing Aboriginal people; the wild energy and hu. Beutiful writing zero plot Not for me