One clear evening in 1992, all the inhabitants enter the church hall, where they are locked in and burned alive. They have been persuaded to do this by a young man called Caleb Mean - also known as El Nino, the Christ Child. The only survivors of the fire are Caleb, his lover Virginia and their baby daughter Golden.
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Carmel Bird is one of Australia's most dazzling and imaginative writers. She is a leading author of short stories (see the collection THE ESSENTIAL BIRD) and novels, including the Miles Franklin-shortlisted RED SHOES and, most recently, CAPE GRIMM. She is also the author of the non-fiction guide WRITING THE STORY OF YOUR LIFE.From AudioFile:
Cape Grimm, on the coast of Tasmania, is much like Australia--gigantic, dramatic (maybe even melodramatic), and unusual. On his thirty-third birthday, prophet Caleb Mean destroys his entire community except for Virginia and their baby. Bird weaves history, religion, language, science, literature, and folklore into this riveting saga. Dual narrators Humphrey Bower and Nicki Paull capture the voices, accents, and emotions of countless generations, cultures, and personalities. Bowers's gorgeous singing adds romance and authenticity; Paull skillfully portrays Virginia's sudden recovery from muteness. The occasional recipes and concluding glossary add verisimilitude to this almost unbelievable epic. S.G.B. © AudioFile 2005, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine
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Descripción HarperCollins, Sydney, 2005. Soft cover. Estado de conservación: New. xii, 302p. Original illustrated wrappers. Reprint in brand new condition. Includes interview with author and background information about the work as an appendix. Nº de ref. de la librería 9435
Descripción Sydney, HarperCollins, 2004., 2004. Soft cover. Estado de conservación: New. xii, 302p. First Edition. Signed by the author on title page. Signed by Author(s). Nº de ref. de la librería 9435H