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The roving party : a novel / Rohan Wilson.

Wilson, Rohan, (author.). Grindell, Shaun, (narrator.).
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  • ISBN: 9781482968279 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
  • ISBN: 1482968274 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (1 audio file (7hr., 39 min.)) : digital
  • Edition: Unabridged.
  • Publisher: [United States] : Blackstone Audio, Inc. : 2014.

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Restrictions on Access Note:
Digital content provided by hoopla.
Participant or Performer Note:
Read by Shaun Grindell.
Summary, etc.:
1829, Tasmania. John Batman, ruthless, single-minded; four convicts, the youngest still only a stripling; Gould, a downtrodden farmhand; two free black trackers; and powerful, educated Black Bill, brought up from childhood as a white man-this is the roving party, and their purpose is massacre. With promises of freedom, land grants, and money, each is willing to risk his life for the prize. Passing over many miles of tortured country, the roving party searches for Aborigines, taking few prisoners and killing freely, Batman never abandoning the visceral intensity of his hunt. And all the while, Black Bill pursues his personal quarry, the much-feared warrior Manalargena. A surprisingly beautiful evocation of horror and brutality, The Roving Party is a meditation on the intricacies of human nature at its most raw.
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Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: Aboriginal Tasmanians > Ethnic identity > Fiction.
Aboriginal Tasmanians > Treatment > Fiction.
Tasmania > Fiction.

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