Strangers to each other at first, father and daughter drift aimlessly through the dusty towns of Australia, sleeping rough and relying on odd jobs for food and money. Buster's resilience and trust slowly erode Macauley's resentment, and when he's finally able to get rid of her, he realises he can't let his shiralee go.
In evocative prose that vividly conjures images of rural Australia, The Shiralee reveals an understanding of the paradoxical nature of the burdens we carry and creates a moving portrait of fatherhood, told with gruff humour and a gentle pathos.
©2009 D'Arcy Niland; (P)2009 Bolinda
Fantastic book in all areas.story and narrating highly recommended, if you are into Australiana this is a must.
"enjoyable story of a father and daughter."
buster is a little girl dressed to look more like a boy. she is either carried or walks behind her dad as they travel from town to town him meeting old acquaintances and looking for work.
you get involved with these two characters as they move from place to place macauley unable to settle down anywhere and buster loving her dad.
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