Mullumbimby

Mullumbimby 1

by Melissa Lucashenko

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 27/02/2013

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A darkly funny novel of romantic love and cultural warfare.

When Jo Breen uses her divorce settlement to buy a neglected property in the Byron Bay hinterland, she is hoping for a tree change, and a blossoming connection to the land of her Aboriginal ancestors.

What she discovers instead is sharp dissent from her teenage daughter Ellen, trouble brewing from unimpressed white neighbours, and a looming Native Title war among the local Bundjalung families.

When Jo stumbles into love on one side of the Native Title divide she quickly learns that living on country is only part of the recipe for the Good Life.

Told with humour and a sharp satirical eye, Mullumbimby is a modern novel set against an ancient land.

ISBN:
9780702239199
9780702239199
Category:
Contemporary fiction
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
27-02-2013
Publisher:
University of Queensland Press
Country of origin:
Australia
Pages:
286
Dimensions (mm):
226x154x22mm
Weight:
0.38kg
Melissa Lucashenko

Melissa Lucashenko is a Goorie author of Bundjalung and European heritage. She has been publishing books with UQP since 1997, with her first novel, Steam Pigs, winning the Dobbie Literary Award and shortlisted for the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards and regional Commonwealth Writers’ Prize.

Hard Yards (1999) was shortlisted for the Courier-Mail Book of the Year and the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards, and Mullumbimby (2013) won the Queensland Literary Award and was longlisted for the Stella Prize, the Miles Franklin Literary Award and the Kibble Literary Award.

She has also written two novels for teenagers, Killing Darcy (UQP, 1998) and Too Flash (IAD Press, 2002). In 2013 Melissa won the inaugural long-form Walkley Award for her Griffith REVIEW essay ‘Sinking Below Sight: Down and Out in Brisbane and Logan’.

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  • Mullumbimby

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    A wonderful story which gives a marvellous picture of a modern aboriginal family and gives a great
    understanding of what it means to belong to the country.