Set during the gold-rush era in Australia, this remarkable novel is full of unforgettable characters and deals with timeless questions of identity and belonging.
Family circumstances force siblings Ying and Lai Yue to flee their home in China to seek their fortunes in Australia. Life on the gold fields is hard, and they soon abandon the diggings and head to nearby Maytown. Once there, Lai Yue finds a job as a carrier on an overland expedition, while Ying finds work in a local store and strikes up a friendship with Meriem, a young white woman with her own troubled past. When a serious crime is committed, suspicion falls on all those who are considered outsiders.
Evoking the rich, unfolding tapestry of Australian life in the late nineteenth century, Stone Sky Gold Mountain is a heartbreaking and universal story about the exiled and displaced, about those who encounter discrimination yet yearn for acceptance.
- Historical Fiction
- Paperback / softback
- Publication Date:
- University of Queensland Press
- Country of origin:
- Dimensions (mm):
This title is not yet published. It is available for purchase now and will arrive at our Sydney warehouse on or shortly after the release date listed above.
Once received into our warehouse we will despatch it to you with a Shipping Notification which includes online tracking.
An overall delivery time for this item to your address is:
NSW Metro: 2 - 4 working days after despatch.
NSW Regional: 3 - 5 working days after despatch.
VIC & SA Metro: 2 - 4 working days after despatch.
VIC & SA Regional: 3 - 5 working days after despatch.
QLD Metro: 3 - 5 working days after despatch.
QLD Regional: 8 - 14 working days after despatch.
TAS: 3 - 5 working days after despatch.
WA Metro: 5 - 7 working days after despatch.
WA Regional: 6 - 9 working days after despatch.
NT Metro: 6 - 8 working days after despatch.
NT Regional: 8 - 14 working days after despatch.