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Calypso Summer
Author: Jared Thomas

ISBN: 9781922142122
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 1 April 2014
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.8 x 1.52
Calypso Summer is a story told by Calypso, a young Nukunu man, fresh out of high school in Rastafarian guise. After failing to secure employment in sports retail, his dream occupation, Calypso finds work at the Henley Beach Health Food shop where his boss pressures him to gather Aboriginal plants for natural remedies. Growing up in urban Adelaide and with little understanding of his mother's traditional background, Calypso endeavours to find the appropriate native plants.

This leads him to his Nukunu family in the southern Flinders Ranges and the discovery of a world steeped in cultural knowledge. The support of a sassy, smart, young Ngadjuri girl, with a passion for cricket rivalling his own, helps Calypso to reconsider his Rastafarian facade and understand how to take charge of his future.

About the Author

Jared Thomas was born in Port Augusta in 1976. Both his parents have Aboriginal heritage, with his father being Aboriginal and Scottish and his Mother being Aboriginal and Irish. He identifies as Nukunu due to being raised on Nukunu land and with Nukunu culture.

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