Red Can Origami
Ava has just landed a job as a reporter in Gubinge, a tiny tropical town in Australia’s north.
Gubinge has a way of getting under the skin. Ava is hooked on the thrill of going hand-to-hand with barramundi, awed by country, and stunned by pindan sunsets. But a bitter collision between a native title group and a Japanese-owned uranium mining company is ripping the community in half.
From the rodeos and fishing holes of northern Australia, to the dazzling streets of night-time Tokyo, Ava is swept in pursuit of the story. Will Gerro Blue destroy Burrika country? Or will a uranium mine lift its people from poverty? And can Ava hold on to her principles if she gives in to her desire for Noah, the local Burrika boss?
PRAISE FOR THE BOOK
‘You will be entertained, you will laugh, and your emotions will be affected. … This is a wonderful second novel. Share it around, once you’ve read it. Better still, buy your friends and family a copy for Christmas! You and they won’t be disappointed.’ Fremantle Shipping News
‘This is a powerful novel on every level. The writing is stunning, capturing the wild nature and beauty of Australia’s north.’ Good Reading magazine
‘Red Can Origami feels remarkably uncontrived, despite being narrated in the unusual second person, and is written with verve, wit and a travel writer’s eye for detail.’ Saturday Age
‘Dickie is masterful at striking metaphors …’ ANZ Lit Lovers
‘With its vivid descriptions of place and earthy narrative voice, Red Can Origami is an evocative and topical read.’ Writing WA
‘… Red Can Origami works beautifully as a consciousness-raiser because it wraps authentic situations and issues in an engaging page-turning story.’ Whispering Gums