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Displaced: A rural life

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  • Displaced: A rural life 
    Title: Displaced: A rural life
    Format: PAPERBACK
    Publication date: 01/03/2020
    Imprint: Transit Lounge Publishing
    Price: $30.00
    Publishing status: Active

    John Kinsella's
    memoir of his rural life takes us deep into the heart of what it means to
    belong and unbelong. The joys and travails of childhood, adult addictions,
    missteps and changing directions are acutely captured in poignant and poetic
    detail. While centred on Jam Tree Gully in rural Western Australia, the memoir
    also moves between Ohio, Schull and Cambridge, mixing regionalism with an international
    sense of responsibility. What will strike the reader are the detailed
    observations of daily life, the engagement with topography and flora and fauna
    that embody the author's conviction that ‘all is in everything and that every
    leaf of grass is vital’.

    In his most
    intimate prose work to date, Kinsella never shies from writing about the
    violence and intolerance of those scared of difference, and the ways in which
    his ethics have sometimes been met with disdain or outright hostility. But with
    nuance and humour he also celebrates rural community and its willingness to
    lend a hand.

    At once tender, urgent and intelligent, Displaced is ultimately a call to personal action. ‘We all have choices to make.’ It argues through it vivid accounts of small acts of living for the values of pacifism, veganism, environmentalism and justice for First Nations peoples — the principles we just might need to heal our world.

    ‘Kinsella’s work is magnificent, raw; the words coming
    together in form and shape to evoke the essence of the moment in time he is
    — Blue Wolf Reviews

    ‘Kinsella can see
    into the heart of the country, and the evidence of these taut, complex stories
    is that what he sees there is both ferocious and unresolved.’ —
    The Australian

    ISBN: 9781925760477
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