A story of love, bravery, culture, and the fight against injustice, Paris Savages brings a little-known part of history to blazing life, from award-winning novelist Katherine Johnson.
- Simon & Schuster
- Publish Date
- October 2019
Fraser Island, 1882. The population of the Badtjala people is in sharp decline following a run of brutal massacres. When German scientist Louis MĂĽller offers to sail three Badtjala people â€“ Bonny, Jurano and Dorondera â€“ to Europe to perform to huge crowds, the proud and headstrong Bonny agrees, hoping to bring his peopleâ€™s plight to the Queen of England. Accompanied by MĂĽllers bright, grieving daughter, Hilda, the group begins their journey to belle-Ă©poque Europe to perfom in Hamburg, Berlin, Paris and eventually London. While crowds in Europe are enthusiastic to see the unique dances, singing, fights and pole climbing from the oldest culture in the world, the attention is relentless, and the fascination of scientists intrusive. When disaster strikes, Bonny must find a way to return home.