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Every Secret Thing: A Novel

ISBN: 9781925768909 ISBN: 9781925768909 ISBN: 9781925768909

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Every Secret Thing is a nothing-is-sacred misadventure that crackles with author Marie Munkara’s famous acerbic humour.

Set in the early days of missionary activity in far northern Australia, Every Secret Thing follows the Bush Mob as they try to evade the Mission Mob, who, along with everyone else, are trying to avoid having their souls saved by the Roman Catholic Missionaries. In these hilariously irreverent vignettes of mission life, everyone and everything is fair game.

Publisher Rachel Bin Salleh said: 'There is no other Australian author of fiction who writes with such acerbic and uncompromising wit about Australia’s mission and colonial history. For Aboriginal people, humour is essential to our survival, our resilience. Every Secret Thing unapologetically challenges stereotypes. While the writing makes you laugh out loud, it also opens you up to some hard truths. That, I think, is her mastery.'

Author: Marie Munkara
184 pages
19.8 x 12.8cm

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 20cm x 15cm x 1 cm


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