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Matthew Higgins / Seeing Through Snow

  • Matthew Higgins / Seeing Through Snow
Born in a blizzard, Les Leong is adopted into a Chinese-Australian family. He grows up in the declining gold town of Kiandra in the NSW Snowy Mountains and lives through a time in Australia now long past. Les lives the life of a bushman among a captivating array of characters. He has adventures - and misadventures - in the city too. As Les ages, he learns what Australia and the high country really mean, and pursues a quest for understanding bequeathed by Aboriginal forebears. Seeing Through Snow is a captivating blend of imagination and history.
Matthew Higgins has skied and bushwalked in the Australian high country since he first visited Kiandra as a kid. He is an award-winning historian and short-film-maker who during the past thirty years has worked with many of Australia’s leading national cultural institutions in Canberra. This is his sixth book and first novel.
'…grab a hot chocolate and curl up in front of the fire, this intoxicating blend of imagination and history makes for a great winter read.' - Canberra Times
'Matthew has drawn on his impressive knowledge and deep thinking about human interactions with the environment of our region to produce a delightful story which is both entertaining and thought-provoking.' - Canberra Bushwalking Club newsletter
'Don't miss a great story and an expert journey of the land we love.' - Kosciuszko Huts Association newsletter
Seeing Through Snow is an enjoyable read and provides food for thought on at least two counts. It recounts an important part of our local history - the rise and fall of a gold rush town. Through Les, it's also a clever way of drawing attention to concerns for the future of the Australian High Country.’ - National Parks Association ACT Bulletin
'This is a delightful gem of a novel, with the author’s intimacy with and respect for the alpine region evident throughout the book.' - A Sense of Place
978 1 76041 389 7, 158pp




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