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Posted on 7 Dec 2022 in Giveaways & Quizzes |

Christmas 2022 Giveaway #2

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Yes! Here are more goodies to win to celebrate the festive season. To go in the draw to win all four of the titles below, simply email with ‘Christmas 2′ in the subject line and your name and address in the body of the email by midnight tonight, Wednesday 7 December 2022. As we cannot afford to post giveaway bundles overseas, entries from Australian residents only please.

Barbara Kingsolver Demon Copperhead

The new novel from the bestselling author of The Poisonwood Bible. Born to a teenage single mother, Demon Copperhead has no assets beyond his dead father’s good looks and copper-coloured hair, a caustic wit, and a fierce talent for survival. Through foster care, child labour, derelict schools, athletic success, addiction, disastrous loves and crushing losses, his is the story of a new generation of lost boys, and all those born into beautiful, cursed places they can’t imagine leaving.

Courtesy of Allen and Unwin

Jay Carmichael Marlo

The new novel from the author of Ironbark evokes gay life in 1950s Melbourne. Reviewer Ivan Crozier wrote: ‘For those unfamiliar with the historical literature, Marlo affords a great opportunity to learn about past gay lives, including policing methods in the 1950s, when attractive young police officers were used to entrap gay men in public conveniences … Carmichael’s novel moves at a steady pace, furnished by sparse details and often beautiful descriptions of landscapes, gestures and emotions.’

Courtesy of Scribe Publications

Kgshak Akec Hopeless Kingdom

Winner of the Dorothy Hewett Award for an Unpublished Manuscript, Kgshak Akec’s novel is inspired by her own experience of migration from Africa to Australia. Akita’s family have always kept moving to survive: Sudan to Cairo. Cairo to Sydney. Each new place challenges Akita, her siblings and her parents. But it is the move from Sydney to Geelong, just when eight-year-old Akita is feeling settled for the first time in her life, that threatens to unravel the family.

Courtesy of UWA Publishing

David Scrimgeour Remote as Ever: The Aboriginal struggle for autonomy in the Western Desert

What does the future hold for First Nations Australians of the Western Desert? David Scrimgeour worked as a doctor in isolated communities in the Western Desert in the 1970s. His involvement in the Homelands movement and the Aboriginal community-controlled health campaign gave him insight into the strength of the Aboriginal struggle for autonomy – a struggle too often undermined by government policy.

Courtesy of Melbourne University Press

Remember, to go in the draw to win all four books, email with ‘Christmas 2’ in the subject line and your name and address in the body of the email by midnight tonight, Wednesday 7 December 2022.