Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication Date: July 01, 2012
Binding: Paperback Book
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In her latest novel, THE OLDEST SONG IN THE WORLD, Sue Woolfe leads us into an outback Aboriginal community on a captivating journey of discovery about its people's responses to a world that has been imposed on them. We get to know this community through the eyes of Kate, a thirty-something white woman with a tragic past who has struggled for a sense of her own identity her entire life because of the circumstances and the forceful and beguiling personalities imposed upon her as a young girl. Kate is an outsider and way out of her depth in the desert community, searching - as part of her university studies - for the Aboriginal woman who can reveal to her the oldest song in the world. The story is so evocative and sensual in its descriptions of its characters and its landscape that the tension between its characters and the desert heat rises off the pages. You can almost feel and taste the all-pervasive, vivid red dust! Sensitively portrayed, lyrical, and filled with powerful insights about different people's sense of home and belonging and family, THE OLDEST SONG IN THE WORLD is a brave and controversial story about discovering the power of one's own voice and taking care to pay attention to the voice of others.