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Walkabout Woman

(1988)
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Awards
John W. Campbell Best Book
Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature Best Book (nominee)
"Michaela Roessner's Walkabout Woman has got it all: clean, lyric prose; a fascinating 'alien' setting juxtaposed with a contemporary one; and a guise of Mystery not often seen before. There is a power in Roessner's prose and a simplicity that's as beguiling and deceptive as that of her subjects themselves.... it provides the reader with a thoughtful, as well as entertaining read, and allows the epilogue to acquire a poignancy that's both uplifting for how things work out in this otherworld, and a sadness that it won't do so in this one." - OtherRealms


Walkabout Woman is indeed a daring and innovative first novel... Beyond its setting, the strength of this work lies in its vivid depiction of the relation of the Dreamtime to '-real life', in the characterization of Raba, and in the incisive parallel drawn between the loss of the Welsh Annwyn and the impending fate of the aborigines... it is a book to be read, and then read again." - Book Review Annual



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August 1988 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Walkabout Woman
Author(s): Michaela Roessner
ISBN: 0-553-27545-3 / 978-0-553-27545-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Spectra
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