A Kindness Cup

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Pub Date: 03/12/2019

Pages: 224

Trim: 5 x 8

Publisher: Text Publishing Company

Imprint: Text Classics

ISBN 13: 9781925603545

ISBN 10: 1925603547

Price: / $19.99 CAN$14.95

Category: FICTION / Literary

A Kindness Cup

By Thea Astley, Kate Grenville

Price: $14.95

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Paperback

About the Book

"A writer of astonishing gifts." —Publishers Weekly

"Smart, compassionate." —New York Times

Text Classics presents four key works from Thea Astley, including two never previously released in the United States.

Two decades after a massacre of local Aboriginal people, the former residents of a Queensland town reunite to celebrate the prosperity of their community. But not everyone wants to celebrate. A reckoning with oppression, guilt and the weight of the past.

Thea Astley (1925–2004) won Australia's prestigious Miles Franklin Literary Award four times. She remains one of the most distinctive and influential Australian novelists of the twentieth century.

About the Book

An Australian town is about to celebrate its 20th anniversary. But one man is intent on reminding the town of its brutal past.

Author

Thea Astley was born in Brisbane in 1925. She was a teacher by profession. In 1958 Astley’s first novel, Girl with a Monkey, was published. Over the next four decades she published frequently. Astley won the Miles Franklin Literary Award for The Well Dressed Explorer (1962), her third novel. From the late 1960s until 1980, when she began to write full-time, Astley worked at Macquarie University. Astley won the 1989 Patrick White Award and became an Officer in the Order of Australia in 1992. Her last novel was Drylands (1999), her fourth Miles Franklin winner. A lifelong chain-smoker famed for her sharp wit, Thea Astley died in 2004. She remains one of the most distinctive and influential Australian novelists of the twentieth century.