Get Lit Bookclub: Tara June Winch, The Yield
With Claudia Mancini chats with Sisonke Msimang
Thurs 6 Feb 6pm
Narrated by three different voices, The Yield introduces various perspectives to life in Prosperous House, where the Gondiwindi family live in the fictional town of Massacre Plains. Dictionary maker and elder Albert Gondiwindi, his granddaughter August and 19th-century missionary Reverend Greenleaf unpack complex views of family, the future of the environment, native title and the use of contemporary language.
‘The Yield will appeal to many because of the way it unpacks complex themes in an accessible way. Australian rural novels are often humourless sketches with characters more like caricatures, grimly serious or full of despair. Refreshingly, the characters in The Yield are capable of communion, humour, and dignity despite tragedy, sexual violence, and substance abuse. In this deft novel of slow-moving water, they are borne by love, not pity.’ Australian Book Review
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