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PDF When Patrol Officer Alistair Cawdor commits suicide on asmall island off New Guinea a colonial inquest is launched. Fivewitnesses are called to give testimony- the government interpreter, theterritory's cadet officer, a planter who claims ownership of the island,one of his servants and the son of the local chief. Each has a disturbing story to tell. Cawdor's secret past willeventually be put together, piece by damning piece. But what of theominous newcomer Metusela, and the unidentified visitant that hasinspired a cargo cult? First published in 1979, Randolph Stow's novel Visitants wasinformed by the author's own time in the Trobriand Islands two decadesearlier. It is one of the most potent examinations of Australiancolonialism.'A brilliant, ambitious novel.' Sydney Morning Herald 'Tautly and vibrantly written, and brilliantly evocative of its Trobriand Islands setting.' Australian Book Review

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eBook formateBook, (torrent)En
PublisherText Publishing Co
File size7.3 Mb
GanreHindu Books
Release date 14.06.2016
Pages count272
Book rating4.62 (40 votes)
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