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  • Title: As the River Runs
  • Author: Stephen Scourfield
  • ISBN: 9781742584904
  • Page: 275
  • Format: Paperback
  • In the Kimberley region of Australia, water is plentiful, but in the city, it is precious and political Government minister Michael Money has cooked up a secret plan to bring water from the monsoonal north of Australia to the south, but he needs to find out what opposition he might face around the river valley He sends his chief of staff Kate Kennedy young, focused, anIn the Kimberley region of Australia, water is plentiful, but in the city, it is precious and political Government minister Michael Money has cooked up a secret plan to bring water from the monsoonal north of Australia to the south, but he needs to find out what opposition he might face around the river valley He sends his chief of staff Kate Kennedy young, focused, and well versed in power play and political fixer Jack Cole on a fact finding trip Ex greenie Dylan Ward is their guide well regarded by both the mining industry and Aboriginal elder Vincent Yimi Dylan is unaware that he has been compromised until their journey takes some unexpected turns As they travel through the wild river country, Kate begins to see Dylan in a new light When she changes sides to be with Dylan and safeguard a precious and sensitive area that she has so quickly come to love, her political edge comes into play As the River Runs is a powerful ode to one of Australia s most stunning regions The story is written by Stephen Scourfield, who knows the landscape intimately and writes with red dust in his veins The book is hopeful for change, both in people and in government policy, and is highly relevant, covering issues such as water shortages, the environment, resourcing remote communities, solar power, politics, Aboriginal culture, mining, etc As the River Runs is a loose sequel to Scourfield s previous novel, Other Country ISBN 978 1 74258 503 1 , which sold 7,000 copies Other Country won the Western Australian Premier s Book Award in 2007, was shortlisted in the Commonwealth Writers Prize, and was longlisted for the 2009 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award Scourfield is also a recipient of a United Nations Media Award.
    As the River Runs In the Kimberley region of Australia water is plentiful but in the city it is precious and political Government minister Michael Money has cooked up a secret plan to bring water from the monsoonal

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    1. If you are not already a little bit in love with the landscape and people of the Kimberley region of north west Australia, chances are you will be after reading Stephen Sourfield s As the River Runs Scourfield is travel editor of The West Australia newspaper and has visited the Kimberley region over 100 times Needless to say he knows what he is talking about and is a master at painting imagery It won t be long until you find yourself immersed in the setting, sweating in the dense Kimberley heat, [...]

    2. Sometimes, when you ve just read a really great book, you start the next one half expecting it to be a little bit of a let down So it s very pleasing indeed to turn the pages and discover that you need not have worried at all I discovered award winning Stephen Scourfield s powerful writing last year when I read and reviewed his three novellas titled Unaccountable Hours, so I was delighted when his new novel As the River Runs turned up in the post box Apparently it s a sequel to his debut novel, [...]

    3. As the River Runs is a loose sequal to Stephen Scourfield s award winning first novel, Other Country, which is also set in the Kimberley region of Australia I don t feel that it is necessary to have read Other Country in order to follow the plot of As the River Runs, but I would recommend it Having previously read Other Country, I was able to better understand the way that the landscape and the issues faced by the characters had changed over time.As the River Runs is a contemporary novel, and it [...]

    4. Loved it Well written Believable characters It intertwines contemporary issues of indigenous rights, the need for water in big cities and the politicking that goes on behind the scenes I especially liked the Aboriginal wisdom and their connection with the environment in this case especially the river.

    5. I want to read from this author His description of country, traditional ways and respect for elders and natural laws makes you proud to be Australian The country came alive through his words and the love story is subtle and beautifully written too Loved it.

    6. Love the male author point of view and the way he really understands the Kimberly and writes to his strengths His writing is succinct and to the point Makes me want to visit the Kimberly to find out about our beautiful state.

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