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Confessions of a Homegrown Alien

You can take a girl out of the country but you cant take the country out of the girl, especially not a farmers daughter from Australias most alien state, and even before WW2, Jan Smith, voracious reader and precocious enquirer, was pretty sure folks Down South had got things horribly wrong, not just about Queensland, but how the world worked. Despite their faith in linear progress, it would be the same old cyclic story which had been going on since the days of the Greek myths. The Age of Aquarius would be a double edged sword.
Horrifyingly funny, uniquely perceptive, and packed with sub-text, Confessions of a Homegrown Alien traces eighty years of cultural imperialism, world-class misogyny and petty snobbery in the Lucky Country through her relationships with real foreigners encountered along the way, at home and abroad, who enriched her life immeasurably.
If youre old enough to think she was right, this book will ensure hours of schadenfreude. If youre still young enough to learn a few tricks about staying true to your beliefs and values, it could save you untold misery. A book for everyone who ever needed to pass as normal.

Condition: BRAND NEW
ISBN: 9780994276575
Author(s): Jan Smith
Format: Paperback
Year: 2016
Publisher: Ett
Pages: 232

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