☆ It's Raining in Mango ☆ Thea Astley, It's Raining in Mango, Thea Astley, It s Raining in Mango Like a deal of Astley s fiction It s Raining in Mango is set in north Queensland an inhospitable locale in many ways but one which the Laffey family of Mango find compelling and to which they are drawn back after their half hearted forays into urban life The book is written in the saga form spanning four generations from to the mid s though the path from pastLike, ☆ It's Raining in Mango ☆ Thea Astley - It's Raining in Mango, It s Raining in Mango Like a deal of Astley s fiction It s Raining in Mango is set in north Queensland an inhospitable locale in many ways but one which the Laffey family of Mango find compelling and to which they are dr

  • Title: It's Raining in Mango
  • Author: Thea Astley
  • ISBN: 9780140121384
  • Page: 390
  • Format: Paperback

It's Raining in Mango

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  1. A family saga set across generations from the 1860s to the 1980s in a northern Queensland town called Reeftown I m not familiar with FNQ, so am not sure which town it might be, but the climate is familiar There is a lot of fecundity, overgrown weeds, rain, and, of course, flooding, in this slim novel by Thea Astley In fact, I found myself taking notes at how she was able to cover such ground and expanses of time in so few pages Each chapter takes the perspective of one of the Laffeys, or their d [...]


  2. First published in 1987, It s Raining in Mango was Astley s 10th novel It tells the story of five generations of one family from the 1860s to the 1980s and touches on a wide variety of issues, including racism, sexism and homosexuality, all within a distinctly colonial Australia framework.As ever, with most of Astley s novels, it does not make for easy reading, but it will reward those who perseveres through at least the first 60 or so pages.The book s unusual structure makes it a challenge to r [...]


  3. Set in Australia a sort of frontier saga Emphasis on racial issues during settlement Hard to get into both the Australian cadence to the writing and the setting were off putting to start with After 50 pages or so, though, I was hooked.


  4. This review has been crossposted from my blog at The Cosy Dragon Please head there for in depth reviews by me, which appear on a timely schedule.It s Raining in Mango is a required novel I read for Australian Literature and History B at Griffith University It is a typical Australian gritty novel, but the themes in it are varied and have the potential to be enjoyable.I ve said it before, and I ll say it again I hate Australian literature Astley is an Australian author who has received the Miles [...]


  5. the lush way Astley wrote about her home state was so intoxicating I loved following the different families through their lineage and found my interest consistently engaged not like those multiple perspective novels where you are frustrated by the switching viewpoints everything flowed it was also great to read a fuller picture of what was going on during colonisation, although it was admittedly from a white woman, her sympathy in the mid 80s in a work of fiction is unusual and welcome but grim [...]


  6. Not an easy read It s heavy and oppressive like a North Queensland summer That s the beauty of it though she captures the essence of the place Definitely worth a read.


  7. Fascinatingly insightful about men, women and children native, immigrant and visiting about Australia past and present about the effects of humans on nature and nature on humans.


  8. Disjointed and it felt like some story lines were introduce to push something else on the reader ie the gay tangent it just tried too hard and lost me jumping around from one time to another.


  9. A uniquely lyrical addition to the vistas of Australian literature, set in Northern Queensland, in which fourth generation Australian Connie Laffey suffers a concussion, and dreams her way through her family s history, in which she, and by way of Astley s dreamlike prose, we witness the founding of an Australian bloodline by way of settlers Cornelius Laffey and Jessica Olive back in 1861 While the usual suspects arise, Laffey patriarch Conrlius entanglements with his superiors over his reporting [...]


  10. Really enjoyed this book A different take on the family through the ages story Set in Queensland, it tells of a family that stood up against injustice but were human enough to fail as well Really enjoyed this book


  11. Another uni reading and again, not my usual thing, but I was quite impressed with it Tragic, amusing, cynical missed out on 4 stars because I found the whole circle of life type ending a bit weak.



  12. Parts of this book I loved some of it I was really frustrated with It was a brutal, honest portrayal of treatment of Australian Aborigines



  13. Loved the sense of place that comes through, the cyclical nature of life that is as much part of the weather as the family as the racism Loved.


  14. This is an interesting book, at times hard to follow, but certainly a glimpse of life in Australia at various time between the 1860 s and the 1980 s The story follows members of one family and some of their associates, and includes all kinds of tragedy and sorrow as well as a few happy times.