Tag: Alexis Wright

The Swan Book

The Swan Book by Alexis Wright (Giramonda, 2013); audiobook read by Jacqui Katona (Bolinda, 2016) A nebulous and dreamily evocative novel of near-future societal dystopia, beguiling in its imagery, stark in its depiction of Aboriginal peoples’ suffering. Jacqui Katona’s storytelling voice affords much-needed succour to readers facing a plot grown over and strangled out by verbose allegory.