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read & download Siddon Rock Siddon Rock summary º 108 review ✓ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Ò Glenda Guest Trict's magical saltpans; silent Nell with her wild dogs; publican Marg always accompanied by a cloud of blue; and the inscrutable new barman Kelpie Crush It is only when refugee Catalin Morningstar and her young son Josis arrive and stir up the town that Macha realizes there is nothing she can do to keep the townspeople sa. This is a novel by an author who clearly both understands and loves magic realism You can see the influence of Gabriel Garcia Maruez s One Hundred Years of Solitude in this portrayal of a small town in the Australian outback We are given the almost mythic birth of the town I say almost mythic because of course this is magic realism and the magic mixes with the realism easily and without comment Aborginal dream stories collide with Celtic legend history becomes myth perhaps through repeated telling perhaps not stories are like people they change shape as they get older Some get thinner with less detail others pad out like the most comfortable grandmotherAnd the magic continues into the time and setting of the main story of the two women Catalin and Macha who carry terrible memories of World War Two and who discover that the horror that men are capable of can wait in the middle of the Australian bush The landscape surrounding Siddon Rock with its stark beauty and brutal nature is in many ways a character in the book Guest shows a small community that is almost trapped by it Huge machines fail to work and rust like the hulking skeletons of dead dinosaurs in the salt riddled land Dust storms arrive and swallow the town Dust is a theme in the book and there is a strong scene in which the Reverend Siggy bewilders his flock with a sermon about the dust In this world it seems that woman are the stronger and interesting characters not just Macha and Catalin but also Granna the mysterious carer of the Abeline family and Nell the aboriginal woman who grows in stature at night The men are less well drawn or are perhaps simply less strong Siddon Rock comes with a large cast of characters and we move from one to the other so it is perhaps not surprising if not all of them appealed to me eually Structurally the novel is interesting Perhaps taking a leaf out of Maruez s book it does not follow the traditional three part structure Instead a canvas revealing the life of Siddon Rock is painted with the narrational climax coming late and without a conventional resolution a climax which is foreshadowed throughout the book I recommend this book to you

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read & download Siddon Rock Siddon Rock summary º 108 review ✓ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Ò Glenda Guest Filled with a rich cast of unforgettable characters a powerful magical realist novel of an ordinary outback town made extraordinary   When Macha Connor came home from the war she walked into town as naked as the day she was born except for well worn and shining boots a dusty slouch hat and the303 rifle she held across her wai. Some books are entertaining some books are shocking and some books haunt you long after you have finished reading Siddon Rock is haunting me It combines the stark imagery of the Australian red rock outback with delicate and haunting cameos of the small town of people who have built a community there Each person is a painted uniuely but taken altogether they combine their magic and tell the story of a moment in the town s life post World War 2 Macha is broken obviously so but as she returns night after night to walk the town borders and protect each precious life from the dangers of the outside world the town unravels from secrets within Everyone has dangerous secrets

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read & download Siddon Rock Siddon Rock summary º 108 review ✓ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Ò Glenda Guest St Macha patrols Siddon Rock by night watching over the town's inhabitants Brigid Granna and the melancholic men of the Aberline clan; the tailor Alistair Meakins with his elegant fantasies; Sybil Barber scrubbing away at the bloodstains in her father's butcher shop; Reverend Siggy afraid of the outback landscape and the dis. Found this book while searching for Australian magical realism and it fits the bill exactly A fantastic blend of history setting and mythological storytelling Tells the story of the town through individual characters and points in time so that the overarching timeline is present but not overwhelming

  • Paperback
  • 294
  • Siddon Rock
  • Glenda Guest
  • English
  • 14 May 2020
  • 9781741666403