Book #0 A&R Classics

The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith

by Thomas Keneally

On Sale: 01/03/2013


About the Book

The classic by Booker Prize-winner Thomas Keneally

When Jimmie Blacksmith marries a white woman, the backlash from both Jimmie's tribe and white society initiates a series of dramatic events. As Jimmie tries to survive between two cultures, tensions reach a head when the Newbys, Jimmie's white employers, try to break up his marriage. the Newby women are murdered and Jimmie flees, pursued by police and vigilantes. the hunt intensifies as further murders are committed, and concludes with tragic results. thomas Keneally's fictionalised account of the 1900 killing spree of half-Aboriginal Jimmy Governor is a powerful story of a black man's revenge against an unjust and intolerant society.

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780732296902
  • ISBN 10: 0732296900
  • Imprint: HarperCollins - AU
  • On Sale: 01/03/2013
  • Pages: 208
  • List Price: 14.99 AUD


Thomas Keneally is the author of more than 30 novels, as well as plays and non-fiction. The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith was shortlisted for the 1972 Booker Prize.

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