Girish Mahajan

A Kindness Cup

Updated on
Share on FacebookTweet on TwitterShare on LinkedIn
6.6/101 Votes Alchetron
6.6
1 Ratings
100
90
80
70
61
50
40
30
20
10
Rate This

Rate This

Country  Australia
Publication date  1974
Pages  154
Author  Thea Astley
ISBN  0170050157
3.3/5 Goodreads

Language  English
Media type  Print (Paperback)
Originally published  1974
Page count  154
Preceded by  The Acolyte
A Kindness Cup t2gstaticcomimagesqtbnANd9GcRXOLSN4uW2mIMTRi
Publisher  Nelson Books, Australia
Followed by  An Item from the Late News
Thea Astley books  The Well Dressed Explorer, The Slow Natives, The Multiple Effects of, Girl with a Monkey, The Acolyte

A Kindness Cup (1974) is a novel by Australian author Thea Astley. It won the 1975 The Age Book of the Year Award.

Contents

Plot summary

The novel is set in a cane-country town on the north Queensland coast. It deals with a wave of racist brutality in the 1860s and the attempts, some twenty or so years later, to rectify the wrongs caused.

Reviews

Malcolm Pettigrove in The Canberra Times was not overly impressed with the book stating: "When Miss Astley drops the prose of the stylist and begins to function simply as a writer with a tale to tell her work becomes stark, tense, and most effectively dramatic."

References

A Kindness Cup Wikipedia


Similar Topics
Kathleen (film)
Michael A Simon
Louisa Collings
Topics