This week, Book Club focuses on Indigenous storytelling – a mix of fiction and non-fiction, Indigenous and non-Indigenous authors spreading their messages of Indigenous Australia through story.
Jim Bloke’s your typical Aussie, sort of. Being an orphan he’s done it tough in the past, but he knows how to take care of himself and he has an affinity with life’s important things. So when he take a job as a sea-urchin diver on a stretch of coastal paradise, he’s right at home with the morwong, pearl perch and butterfish. He’s less at home with the people – apart from the woman who works as his deckhand – since the industry’s crookeder than your average banker. And because Bloke’s already done a season in the big gym, he makes a perfect fall guy when things go wrong. That sends him running again, by a roundabout…
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