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The White Girl


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Won, 2020 NSW Premier's Literary Awards – Indigenous Writers' Prize

Shortlisted, The Miles Franklin Literary Award 2020

Shortlisted, 2020 NSW Premier's Literary Awards – Christina Stead Prize for Fiction

Shortlisted, Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIAs) – Small Publishers' Adult Book of the Year

Longlisted, 2020 Indie Awards — Fiction

Longlisted, 2020 Australian Book Design Awards 2020 (ABDAs) - Best Designed Literary Fiction Cover

A searing new novel from leading Indigenous storyteller Tony Birch that explores the lengths we will go to in order to save the people we love.

Odette Brown has lived her whole life on the fringes of a small country town. After her daughter disappeared and left her with her granddaughter Sissy to raise on her own, Odette has managed to stay under the radar of the welfare authorities who are removing fair-skinned Aboriginal children from their families. When a new policeman arrives in town, determined to enforce the law, Odette must risk everything to save Sissy and protect everything she loves.

In The White Girl, Miles-Franklin-shortlisted author Tony Birch shines a spotlight on the 1960s and the devastating government policy of taking Indigenous children from their families.

Author: Tony Birch

Paperback  Published 4 June 2019  272 pages

Rich in humanity and purpose, and hope. The White Girl is worth your time and will reward you over and over again.’ Australian Book Review

A heart-wrenching story of triumph and hope that’s sure to become an Australian classic.Readings

With a uniquely Australian setting, a compelling narrative, malevolent antagonists and determined female protagonists, The White Girl will appeal to a wide audience. Readers will find it hard to put down.Books+Publishing

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