The River and the Book

By Alison Croggon
Illustrated by Katie Harnett

Combining magical realism and fable, this lyrical tale is the story of a landscape and community destroyed by Western greediness.

Simbala is a Keeper, the latest in a long line of women who can read the Book to find answers to people’s questions. When developers begin to poison the River on which Simbala’s village relies, the Book predicts change. But this does not come in the form they expect; it is the sympathetic foreigner who comes to stay who inflicts the greatest damage of all.

  • Alison Croggon is the highly acclaimed and internationally bestselling author of The Books of Pellinor.
  • The impact of the Western world on indigenous people is a highly important topic.
  • Alison's writing is beautiful and stirring. She has been likened to authors such as Tolkein and Ursula le Guin.

About the author

Alison Croggon is an award-winning poet whose work has been published extensively in anthologies and magazines internationally. She has written widely for theatre, and her plays and opera libretti have been produced all around Australia. Alison is also an editor and critic. She lives in Melbourne with her husband Daniel Keene, the playwright, and their three children.

ISBN: 9781925081725
Imprint: Walker Books Australia
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: October 1, 2015
Dimensions: 129 x 198mm, 144pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $16.99
New Zealand RRP: $18.99
Stock Level: In Stock

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