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Tracker: Stories of Tracker Tilmouth by Alexis Wright

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January–February 2018, no. 398
Michael Winkler reviews 'Tracker: Stories of Tracker Tilmouth' by Alexis Wright

Tracker: Stories of Tracker Tilmouth

by Alexis Wright

Giramondo, $39.95 pb, 650 pp, 9781925336337

Tracker: Stories of Tracker Tilmouth by Alexis Wright

Reviewed by
January–February 2018, no. 398

In Alexis Wright’s novel Carpentaria (2006), Girlie claims, ‘If you ever want to find out about anything in your vicinity, you have to talk to the mad people.’ There are a lot of mad people in Wright’s biography of Aboriginal activist, thinker, and provocateur ‘Tracker’ Tilmouth. He is probably the maddest of all, in the Kerouacian sense of ‘mad to live, mad to talk’, but, according to his mate Doug Turner, his ‘madness gave him sanity’.

Michael Winkler reviews 'Tracker: Stories of Tracker Tilmouth' by Alexis Wright

Tracker: Stories of Tracker Tilmouth

by Alexis Wright

Giramondo, $39.95 pb, 650 pp, 9781925336337

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  • Id love to read this book
    Posted by Myisha edwarda
    Monday, 16 July 2018 19:47