Billy is drifting, looking for a place to land.
A young school teacher, he arrives in Australia's remote far north in search of his own history, his Aboriginality, and his future.
He finds himself in a region of abundance and beauty but also of conflict, dispossession and dislocation. On the desperate frontier between cultures, Billy must find his place of belonging.
Kim Scott captures the ambiguities, the troubles and the rewards which accompany the brutal and delicate nuances of relations when particles of one culture pass, as if through a fine sieve, into the heart of another culture.
True Country, Kim Scott’s first novel, is superb! — Sydney Morning Herald