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Remembering Babylon

Author: David Malouf
Publisher: New York : Vintage International, 1994, ©1993.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In the mid-1840s a thirteen-year-old British cabin boy, Gemmy Fairley, is cast ashore in the far north of Australia and taken in by aborigines. Sixteen years later he moves back into the world of Europeans, among hopeful yet terrified settlers who are staking out their small patch of home in an alien place. To them, Gemmy stands as a different kind of challenge: he is a force that at once fascinates and repels. His  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Historical fiction
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Malouf
ISBN: 9780679749516 0679749519 0679427244 9780679427247
OCLC Number: 31299721
Notes: Reprint. Originally published: London : Chatto & Windus, 1993.
Description: 200 pages ; 21 cm
Responsibility: David Malouf.

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"In the mid-1840s a thirteen-year-old British cabin boy, Gemmy Fairley, is cast ashore in the far north of Australia and taken in by aborigines. Sixteen years later he moves back into the world of Europeans, among hopeful yet terrified settlers who are staking out their small patch of home in an alien place. To them, Gemmy stands as a different kind of challenge: he is a force that at once fascinates and repels. His own identity in this new world is as unsettling to him as the knowledge he brings to others of the savage, the aboriginal."--Publisher description.

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