The Exiles (Large Print)

The Exiles (Large Print)

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Australia, 1840: A country into which England is rapidly pouring its prisoners: largely men, but now an increasing number of women. With the indigenous population largely forcibly relocated, promised land of their own they will never receive, the growing population of former convicts is beginning to create a society of their own in "the land beyond the seas."

Against this backdrop master storyteller Christina Baker Kline brings us the intertwined stories of three unforgettable characters: a naive young governess, seduced by her employer's son, arrested on trumped-up charges and sentenced to seven years' transport; the canny young thief, midwife, and herbalist she befriends aboard the ship; and an orphaned indigenous girl, taken from her people and brought to live with the family of the new governor of Van Diemen's Land.

While life in Australia is punishing and often brutally unfair, it is also, for some, an opportunity for redemption, for a new way of life, for unimagined freedom.

Told in exquisite detail and incisive prose, The Exiles is a story of grace born from hardship, the unbreakable bonds of female friendship, and the unfettering of legacy.

ISBN: 9780063028944

Published Date: September 15, 2020

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers

Language: English

Page Count: 437

Size: 8.82" l x 5.97" w x 1.15" h