Purple Threads

Author(s): Jeanine Leane

Australian Fiction

Winner of the 2010 David Unaipon Award for Indigenous WritingIt fell from the sky and rose from the ground. Water from the hills met swollen river flats and turned wheat plains to swamplands. Big floods washed away the farmers' profits and losses in one giant tongue of brown water Growing up in the shifting landscape of Gundagai with her Nan and Aunties, Sunny spends her days playing on the hills near their farmhouse and her nights dozing by the fire, listening to the big women yarn about life over endless cups of tea. It is a life of freedom, protection, and love. But as Sunny grows she must face the challenge of being seen as different, and of having a mother whose visits are as unpredictable as the rain. Based of Jeanine Leane's own childhood, these funny, endearing, and thought-provoking stories offer a snapshot of a unique Australian upbringing.


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Winner of David Unaipon Award 2010.

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General Fields

  • : 9780702238956
  • : University of Queensland Press
  • : University of Queensland Press
  • : 0.165
  • : August 2011
  • : 198mm X 131mm X 13mm
  • : Australia
  • : August 2011
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Jeanine Leane
  • : Paperback
  • : 1
  • : English
  • : A823.4
  • : 160