Remembering BabylonDavid Malouf
After being cast ashore in northern Australia in the 1840s, a young English ship’s boy finds himself marooned in a foreign land. He is taken in and raised by Aboriginals in a world much different from his own.
Years later, when the area is reached by white settlers, he emerges from the bush to rejoin the world of Europeans.
Amidst the hostility between early British settlers and the native Aboriginals, what follows is the boy’s struggle with own self-identity, and the settlers’ fear of the unknown.
Author: Malouf, David