Journey to the Stone Country

Evoking the past, exploring the future

Journey to the Stone Country
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ANNABELLE BECK IS ATTEMPTING to escape the end of her marriage by returning to her family home in tropical North Queensland. Rather than quietly licking her wounds alone, she meets Bo Rennie, a stockman from the Jangga tribe who she first met years ago as a child. Bo mysteriously claims to hold the key to her future.

Annabelle and Bo’s relationship deepens as they take a challenging emotional journey to the Stone Country, through their own pasts and the difficult history of black and white relations in Australia. Like all of the rich characters in this book, Annabelle and Bo may represent greater issues but they are very real, complex and fascinating human beings.

As the story unfolds, another character emerges—the richly drawn Australian landscape. Alex Miller deservedly won his second Miles Franklin Award in 2003 with this wonderfully evocative book.

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About the Author

Alex Miller

Alex Miller won the 2003 Miles Franklin Award for Journey to the Stone Country. He also won the Miles Franklin Award, the Commonwealth Writers Prize and the Barbara Ramsden Award for best book of the year in 1993 with his third novel, The Ancestor Game. In 1995, he published his critically acclaimed novella, The Sitters. Conditions of Faith, his fifth novel was published in 2000 and won the Christina Stead Prize for fiction in the 2001 NSW Premiers Literary Awards.

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