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y Ghost River single work   novel  
Issue Details: First known date: 2015 2015
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''You find yourself down at the bottom of the river, for some it's time to give into her. But other times, young fellas like you two, you got to fight your way back. Show the river you got courage and is ready to live.'

'The river is a place of history and secrets. For Ren and Sonny, two unlikely friends, it's a place of freedom and adventure. For a group of storytelling vagrants, it's a refuge. And for the isolated daughter of a cult reverend, it's an escape.

'Each time they visit, another secret slips into its ancient waters. But change and trouble are coming – to the river and to the lives of those who love it. Who will have the courage to fight and survive and what will be the cost?' (Publication summary)

Notes

  • Dedication:

    For our dear friend and brother,

    Stephen John Ward (1958-1979)

    we love you always.

    And for the river boys - Danny, Peter,

    Colin, Lawrie, Russell, Sparrow, and Garry Arnold (1955-2011);

    and the beautiful river girls - Debbie and Irene.

  • Other formats: Also sound recording.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • St Lucia, Indooroopilly - St Lucia area, Brisbane - North West, Brisbane, Queensland,: University of Queensland Press , 2015 .
      3940075766959692694.jpg
      Cover image courtesy of publisher.
      Extent: 294p.
      Note/s:
      • Published: 23/09/2015
      • Launched at the Fitzroy Hall in October 2015.
      ISBN: 9780702253775

Works about this Work

Miles Franklin Award Longlist 2016 : Five Out of Nine Nominees Are Women Steph Harmon , single work column Includes The 2016 Miles Franklin longlist
NSW Premier's Literary Awards Shortlist Indigenous and Climate Change Stories Linda Morris , 2016 single work column
— Appears in: Brisbane Times , 14 April 2016;
'Tony Birch has been many times a bridesmaid, but there is one literary prize he wouldn't mind losing – the new standalone prize for indigenous writers announced as part of the 2016 NSW Premier's Literary Awards' shortlist on Thursday. ...'
Birch Takes Out Literary Award 2016 single work column
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 21 September no. 635 2016; (p. 15)
'Melbourne author Tony Birch has won the ... Victorian Premier's Literary Award for Indigenous writing for his novel Ghost River. ...'
Adjusting to the Unfamiliar Geordie Williamson , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 17-18 October 2015; (p. 18)

— Review of Ghost River Tony Birch 2015 single work novel
A River Runs with Bitumen and Bastardry Anson Cameron , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 31 October 2015; (p. 24) The Sydney Morning Herald , 31 October - 1 November 2015; (p. 24-25)

— Review of Ghost River Tony Birch 2015 single work novel
Potent Waters Luke Horton , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , December no. 377 2015; (p. 22)

— Review of Ghost River Tony Birch 2015 single work novel
Tony Birch, Ghost River DL , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Paper , 24 October 2015;

— Review of Ghost River Tony Birch 2015 single work novel
Adjusting to the Unfamiliar Geordie Williamson , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 17-18 October 2015; (p. 18)

— Review of Ghost River Tony Birch 2015 single work novel
A River Runs with Bitumen and Bastardry Anson Cameron , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 31 October 2015; (p. 24) The Sydney Morning Herald , 31 October - 1 November 2015; (p. 24-25)

— Review of Ghost River Tony Birch 2015 single work novel
Potent Waters Luke Horton , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , December no. 377 2015; (p. 22)

— Review of Ghost River Tony Birch 2015 single work novel
Tony Birch, Ghost River DL , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Paper , 24 October 2015;

— Review of Ghost River Tony Birch 2015 single work novel
Miles Franklin Award Longlist 2016 : Five Out of Nine Nominees Are Women Steph Harmon , single work column Includes The 2016 Miles Franklin longlist
NSW Premier's Literary Awards Shortlist Indigenous and Climate Change Stories Linda Morris , 2016 single work column
— Appears in: Brisbane Times , 14 April 2016;
'Tony Birch has been many times a bridesmaid, but there is one literary prize he wouldn't mind losing – the new standalone prize for indigenous writers announced as part of the 2016 NSW Premier's Literary Awards' shortlist on Thursday. ...'
Birch Takes Out Literary Award 2016 single work column
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 21 September no. 635 2016; (p. 15)
'Melbourne author Tony Birch has won the ... Victorian Premier's Literary Award for Indigenous writing for his novel Ghost River. ...'
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