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A tour de force of stunning fiction, memoir, poetry and essays. A Country Too Far is by turns thoughtful, fierce, evocative and lyrical, and always extraordinary powerful.

One of the central moral issues of our time is the question of asylum seekers, arguably the most controversial subject in Australia today. In this landmark anthology, twenty-seven of Australia's finest writers have focused their intelligence and creativity on the theme, confirming that the experience of seeking asylum – the journeys of escape from death, starvation, poverty or terror to an imagined paradise – is deeply embedded in our culture and personal histories.

A tour de force of stunning fiction, memoir, poetry and essays. A Country Too Far is by turns thoughtful, fierce, evocative and lyrical, and always extraordinary powerful.

Reviews

I don't think I've seen a more impressive collection of Australian writers in a single book

Stephen Romei, The Australian

A fine book like A Country Too Far, one that inspires both compassion and anger, can change the way people think and act, and encourage them to expect more from themselves and their nation

Sydney Morning Herald

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  • Paperback

    9780143574132

    June 13, 2016

    Penguin

    272 pages

    RRP $24.99

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  • Trade Paperback

    9780670077465

    October 23, 2013

    Viking

    288 pages

    RRP $29.99

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    • The Nile
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  • EBook

    9781743481158

    October 23, 2013

    Penguin eBooks

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