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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.

'I don't think I've seen a more impressive collection of Australian writers in a single book.' Stephen Romei, The Australian
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 of the dispossessed, bringing a whole new perspective of depth and truthfulness to what has become a fraught, distorted war of words. This anthology confirms that the experience of seeking asylum – the journeys of escape from death, starvation, poverty or terror to an imagined paradise – is part of the Australian mindset and deeply embedded in our culture and personal histories.
A Country Too Far is a tour de force of stunning fiction, memoir, poetry and essays. Edited by award-winning writers Rosie Scott and Tom Keneally, and featuring contributors including Anna Funder, Christos Tsiolkas, Elliot Perlman, Gail Jones, Raimond Gaita, Les Murray, Rodney Hall and Geraldine Brooks, this rich anthology is by turns thoughtful, fierce, evocative, lyrical and moving, and always extraordinarily powerful.

A Country Too Far makes an indispensable contribution to the national debate.

Formats & editions

  • EBook

    9781743481158

    October 23, 2013

    Penguin eBooks

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  • Trade Paperback

    9780670077465

    October 23, 2013

    Viking

    288 pages

    RRP $29.99

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  • Paperback

    9780143574132

    June 13, 2016

    Penguin

    272 pages

    RRP $24.99

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Also by Tom Keneally

The Soldier's Curse
The Daughters Of Mars
The Unmourned
Crimes of the Father
Napoleon's Last Island
The Place at Whitton
A Country Too Far: Teacher's Edition
The Great Australian Writers' Collection 2013
Shame and the Captives
Bring Larks and Heroes:Text Classics
Three Famines
The People's Train
Searching For Schindler
Three Cheers For The Paraclete
The Widow And Her Hero
The Commonwealth Of Thieves
Roos In Shoes
The Tyrant's Novel
An Angel In Australia
American Scoundrel
Bettany's Book
The Great Shame
Jacko

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