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Ride On Stranger
'Civilization is made and getting madder every day.' So says Shannon Hicks in Kylie Tennant's marvellous, harsh and satiric novel. Arriving in Sydney just before World War II, Shannon, a dreamer and idealist, takes on the world of politics, business, religion... and men. The consequences are challenging and unpredictable.
Paperback, 368 pages
Published May 2nd 2001 by HarperCollins - AU
(first published 1943)
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Kylie Tennant was born in Manly, NSW, in 1912. In 1932, she married Lewis Charles Rodd. Her first novel, Tiburon, won the S. H. Prior Memorial Prize in 1935. and further novels saw her develop her social-realist style. However, her work is much more complex than suggested by the term social realism, although she conducted first-hand research to give her novels authenticity, once even spending a we ...more