Red Can Origami
Ava has just landed a job as a reporter in Gubinge, a tiny tropical town in Australia's north.
Gubinge has a way of getting under the skin. Ava is hooked on the thrill of going hand-to-hand with barramundi, awed by country, and stunned by pindan sunsets. But a bitter collision between a native title group and a Japanese-owned uranium mining company is ripping the community in half.
From the rodeos and fishing holes of northern Australia, to the dazzling streets of night-time Tokyo, Ava is swept in pursuit of the story. Will Gerro Blue destroy Burrika country? Or will a uranium mine lift its people from poverty? And can Ava hold on to her principles if she gives in to her desire for Noah, the local Burrika boss?
About the Author:
Madelaine Dickie's first novel 'Troppo' was published by Fremantle Press in 2016. 'Red Can Origami' is her second novel. It was written on Balangarra country, in the Kimberley region of Western Australia, and at Youkobo Art Space in Tokyo, Japan. Madelaine loves to travel. A surf-obsession has led her from Spain's Mundaka, to Namibia's Skeleton Coast, to little-known waves in the Dominican Republic. She is studying Spanish and speaks Indonesian. Madelaine currently lives in Exmouth, WA.
Dimensions: H 20.6cm x W 14cm x D 1.5cm
Publisher: Fremantle Press
Publication Date: 2019
Number of Pages: 224