In the small country town of Repentance, during the hot summer of 1976, the practices of local farming families clash with the opposing world views of the new-age arrivals, who are determined to make a stand over the spiritual versus economic value of the land.
An accomplished and powerful novel for readers of Hope Farm by Peggy Frew, Bruny by Heather Rose, and Mateship with Birds by Carrie Tiffany. In vivid, striking prose, Repentance examines a community tearing itself apart over environmental issues that continue to affect the world today.
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Alison Gibbs was born in Kyogle in 1963 and spent her childhood in the towns and villages of northern New South Wales. She now lives in Sydney, where she runs her own writing consultancy producing copy for United Nations agencies and the not-for-profit sector. Her short stories and essays have been published and broadcast in Australia and the United Kingdom and have received numerous short-listings and awards.
Scribe publishes books that matter—narrative and literary nonfiction on important topics, and the best of local, international, and translated fiction.