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Main Title: Poor fellow my country / Xavier Herbert.
Author: Herbert, Xavier, 1901-1984
Imprint: Fontana Books, 1976.
Collation: 1463 p. : pbk ; 21 cm.
Subject: Australian fiction
Miles Franklin Award nominations
First Nations Australians
ISBN: 0006160298
On record as being the longest Australian novel ever written. It's a whopping 1400 pages long and it tells an equally big story. Set in the wilds of the Northern Territory in the late 1930s in the lead-up to and including the bombing of Darwin, the book traces the custody battle over a young Aboriginal boy called Prindy.
Result Collection Location Shelf No Status Notes
Fiction Main Library 823.3 HER.XAV Available