The long-awaited second novel from highly acclaimed author Archie Weller.
LAND OF THE GOLDEN CLOUDS is a quest in the spirit of the grand storytelling of 'Lord of the Rings' and 'Watership Down'.
An unlikely band of travellers from different tribes and civilisations traverse a vast, irradiated continent eventually joining forces in a final attempt to defeat a common enemy. To successfully do this though they must first learn to conquer their own prejudices. Set in Australia 3000 years into the future this epic has been created with a breathtaking vision.
LAND OF THE GOLDEN CLOUDS, the long-awaited second novel from highly acclaimed author Archie Weller is a truly remarkable book. It is also totally unexpected, moving into the terrain of fantasy/science fiction. A storytelling myth for a new Dark Age.
'Archie Weller's stories are more than the events they describe they also create a dreaming and it is the interplay between these opposites, the bleak reality of the character's everyday lives and the magic of the place they inhabit, that give his stories their unique creative tension.' - MARTIN FLANAGAN
'GOING HOME is one of the most singular and impressive collections of contemporary stories to appear in Australia. I eagerly await Archie Weller's next effort.' - ADAM SHOEMAKER.
Archie Weller was born in 1957 and was brought up on a farm in the southwest of Western Australia. His first novel, The Day of The Dog, was written and submitted to the 1980 Australian/Vogel Literary Award within a period of six weeks in a spirit of anger after his release from Broome jail for what he regarded as a wrongful conviction. The book was shortlisted by the Vogel Award judges and won the fiction award in the literature section of the prestigious Western Australia Week Literary Awards. In 1991 The Day of The Dog was made into the film Blackfellas, which won two AFI awards. Archie has also published Going Home, a critically acclaimed collection of short stories, plays and poems, and he is a regular contributor of short stories to various publications.
Allen & Unwin
Allen & Unwin
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