The Multiple Effects of Rainshadow: Text Classics

The Multiple Effects of Rainshadow: Text Classics

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by Thea Astley
26 JUL 2018

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Pub Date: 26 JULY 2018
Extent: 304pp
Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781925603569
RightsWorld: Text Publishing

Introduction by Chloe Hooper

There are distant shouts, rifle shots, the pounding of feet across the bridge, the sound of running. A woman’s scream carves the night then bubbles away.

In 1930 the superintendent of a mission on a Queensland island, driven mad by his wife’s death, goes on a murderous rampage. Fearing for their lives, the other whites arm a young Indigenous man and order him to shoot Uncle Boss dead. The Multiple Effects of Rainshadow traces the lead-up to this bloody showdown and the repercussions in the years after—for Aboriginal people and the colonial overseers.

PRAISE FOR THEA ASTLEY AND THE MULTIPLE EFFECTS OF RAINSHADOW

‘Passion, brilliance and originality.’ Sydney Morning Herald

‘Formidable…Uniquely provocative, acerbic and glittering.’ Australian