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Gifts of the Peramangk In s Australia, during the height of the divisive White Australia Policy, Virginia, a young Aboriginal girl is taken from her home and put to work on an isolated and harsh outback station Her only solace the violin, taught to her secretly by the kind hearted wife of the abusive station owner However, Virginia s prodigious musical gift cannot save her from years of hardship and racismDecades later, her eight year old granddaughter Ruby plays the violin with the passion Virginia once possessed Amidst poverty, domestic violence and social dysfunction, Ruby escapes her circumstance through her practice with her grandmother s frail, guiding hand Ruby s zeal attracts the attention of an enigmatic music professor and with his help, she embarks on an incredible journey of musical discovery that will culminate in a rare opportunity But with two cultural worlds colliding, her gift and her ambition will be threatened by deeply ingrained distrust, family jealousies and tragic secrets that will define her very identity


About the Author: Dean Mayes

When he emerged in 2010, Adelaide based Intensive Care Nurse and author Dean Mayes, had almost given up on the prospect of ever being published by then in his 30 s with several abortive writing attempts under his belt, Dean believed he had missed his opportunity But Dean had an idea for one last story he wanted to tell and, rather than allow it to wither and die in his imagination, he decided to blog it instead.Quite unexpectedly, Dean s blog took off and after a chance encounter with Canadian based publisher Central Avenue in mid 2009, Dean s dream like tale about a young man who discovers he has taken on the memories and dreams of a complete stranger, became his first novel Dean was signed to an initial two year contract and in 2010 The Hambledown Dream was published The novel has since gone on to receive global attention and critical acclaim.Dean set about penning a follow up novel that was not merely a repeat performance and in 2012 Gifts of the Peramangk a powerful Australian family saga Chronicling a dysfunctional Aboriginal family in the struggle streets of Adelaide s suburban fringe, Gifts of the Peramangk has been described as significant literary achievement In October 2013, it was nominated as a finalist in the prestigious EPIC Awards for contemporary fiction.Dean s third feature length novel, a psychological thriller set in Melbourne called The Recipient , showcased his ability to cross genres and deliver a taut and gripping tome about a heart transplant patient who discovers her organ donor was a murder victim and that the murder remains unsolved Returning to his romantic roots, Dean released his fourth novel, The Artisan Heart in 2018 Set in Dean s home town, the novel is described as his most personal story and continues to illustrate Dean s abilities to craft realistic characters and situations Dean is currently penning a sequel to The Recipient which he hopes to release in 2021 He lives in Adelaide, Australia with his wife Emily, their two children Xavier and Lucy An Intensive Care Nurse with over 15 years of clinical experience in adult, paediatric and neonatal medicine, he can often be found lying on a hospital gurney at 3 in the morning notebook in hand, madly scribbling ideas while on his break Dean is represented by Michelle Halket and is published by Central Avenue Publishing of Vancouver, Canada.



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    Australian author, Dean Mayes has quickl


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    This novel was a very pleasant surprise After reading the


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    I finally had a chance to read Gifts of the Peramangk by Dean Ma


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    Dean has written a superb book It s two stories in one, beginning with


  10. says:

    I had the pleasure of reading The Hambledown Dream by Mr Hayes last year and


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