Black Sheep


Roger Jose had lived in Borroloola in an upside-down water tank with his Aboriginal wife Maggie for most of the twentieth century. An eccentric, a hermit, a bushman, a bush philosopher and the last custodian of the famous Borroloola Library before it was eaten by termites, he practised reconciliation long before the idea was tossed around as a political football. In this highly original book, novelist Nicholas Jose mixes biography, history, travel and politics to enter the world of Roger Jose. Could he be the mystery relative, the black sheep that the family never speaks of? Jose's journey takes him to Borroloola, located on the Gulf of Carpentaria, Australia's northernmost shore and on the routes of navigation read more

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ISBN:

9781740661362

Format:

Paperback

Dimensions:

20cm x 13cm

RRP:

$22.99

Category:

Fiction

Publisher:

Hardie Grant Books

Published:

01 December 2003

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Nicholas Jose