A Kindness Cup: Text Classics

A Kindness Cup: Text Classics

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by Thea Astley
26 JUL 2018

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Pub Date: 26 JULY 2018
Extent: 368pp
Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781925603545
RightsWorld: Text Publishing

Introduction by Kate Grenville

I told them to go into the scrub and disperse the tribe.

Disperse? That is a strange word. What do you mean by dispersing?

Firing at them.

Two decades after a massacre of local Aboriginal people, the former residents of a Queensland town have reunited to celebrate the progress and prosperity of their community. Tom Dorahy, returning to his hometown, is having none of it: he wants those responsible to own up to their actions. A reckoning with oppression, guilt and the weight of the past, A Kindness Cup is one of Thea Astley’s greatest achievements.

PRAISE FOR THEA ASTLEY AND A KINDNESS CUP

‘Smart, compassionate.’ New York Times

‘One of the earliest and most empathetic postwar engagements by a white Australian writer with the horrors of nineteenth-century racial violence.’ Australian Book Review