Raw, forceful, and intensely masculine, this is a powerful novel of land, blood, and history. Set in the mythic remote country of the Top End in Australia's Northern Territory, Other Country tells the story of two young brothers, Ace and Billy, and their struggle to overcome the bitter legacy of their brutal father. Bound by blood, memories, and trust, they are destined to clash, one fettered by the past, the other straining towards the future. Out of it all, they are given only two paths: to end up mean and empty like the Old Man, or not. Written with an authentic grittiness and an understated dry humor, this is also an unforgettable story of the 'other country' of the Top End: the implacable and unforgiving moods of the landscape and the laconic and tough characters who make this hard country their home. Previously published by Allen & Unwin, Other Country is now available in this newly revised edition from University of Western Australia Publishing.
Publication Date: 2/12/2013