Across two extraordinary love stories set 170 years apart, Miles Franklin Award winner Melissa Lucashenko challenges colonial myths and reframes historical perceptions in a brilliant and epic novel. Her characters are unforgettable, as are the legacies they inherit.
‘Gripping, political, horny, moving and very, very funny. Make it into a film already.’
Edenglassie portrays deep hope, resistance and reverence, and is fierce in its commitment to building a rich life swelling with love.’
‘[Edenglassie] unpicks the myths of Brisbane's colonial history ... We see how the past continues to leave its mark on the present and future as we connect deeply with Melissa's cast of beautifully drawn characters.'
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Melissa Lucashenko is a Goorie (Aboriginal) author of Bundjalung and European heritage. Her first novel was published in 1997 and since then her work has received acclaim in many literary awards, including the 2019 Miles Franklin Literary Award.
University of Queensland Press (UQP)
For 70 years UQP has been at the forefront of innovative publishing. It has launched the careers of many great novelists, published contemporary poets, been a pioneering force in children’s and young adult publishing and has set the benchmark for award-winning scholarly and Black Australian writing.
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