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Death of a River Guide by Richard Flanagan
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Aug 18, 2007

it was amazing
bookshelves: erinslibrary
Recommended for: a human geographer or historian
Read in January, 2002

As the name implies, this book is about Aljaz, a river guide in beautiful Tasmania. As he dies his life flashes before him and this is the story. It's beautifully written, in a way that makes you feel as if waves of water are carrying you and the story along.
Through the telling of Aljaz's story, Flanagan opens our eyes to the mangled, controversial history of Tasmania. And I believe that some Tasmanians would have preferred to keep those vaults shut. It's an interesting read for any cultural geographer.

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