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Jan 26, 2021 11:28AM
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Just love how Poppy shares his story and heritage through the words of his dictionary. A project August bus trying to track down, his manuscript can't be located, but the library books overdue are a clue and a librarian who knew what he was working on shares the serialised letter from reverend Greenleaf.
Poppy had qualities of a shaman, conversing with ancestors and time travelling. The crane symbol.
Jan 28, 2021 10:19AM
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Claire
Claire is 36% done
August reaquaints herself with the farm, the land, the town, streets, shops, noticing whats changed and not, in 10 years since she left.
She meets an old schoolfriend, pregnant, just married, and Eddie, who tells her she's changed.
Aware of the new mine, how it has divided people. Her grandmother will lose her home but has no fight in her.
Poppy's hand written dictionary leads his 1st person narrative and stories.
Jan 27, 2021 11:59PM
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Claire
Claire is 14% done
Alternate narrators and times, August in the present returned for Pop's funeral.
Past reflection by Pop.
Use of dictionary of aboriginal words to narrate his side of their story.
Jan 25, 2021 05:23AM
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Claire is 7% done
August returns home from another country where nature is completely different, for the funeral of Pop.
Words missing from the dictionary are added.
Some words have a different meaning, like yield, bend - baayanha - in their language it's the things you give to, the movement, the space between things. Sorrow, old age and pain bend and yield. In English it's the reaping, the things man can take from the land, claims.
Jan 21, 2021 11:57PM
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