Awards: Winner of the Western Australia Premier Fiction Award
Raw, forceful and invigorating, Other Country is a striking novel.
Set in the mythic, remote country of the Top End, Other Country tells the story of two young brothers, The Ace and Wild Billy, and their struggle to overcome the bitter legacy of their brutal father. Bound by blood and memories and trust, they are destined to clash one fettered by the past, the other straining towards the future. And out of it all lead only two paths to end up mean and empty like the Old Man, or not.
Written with an authentic grittiness and an understated, dry humour, it is also an unforgettable story of the 'other country' of the Top End, the implacable and unforgiving moods of the landscape and the laconic and tough characters who make this hard country their home.
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