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By Dean Mayes | Comments: ( 254 ) | Date: ( Dec 14, 2019 )

In 1950s 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 hIn 1950s 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 racism.Decades 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.


  • Title: Gifts of the Peramangk
  • Author: Dean Mayes
  • ISBN: 9781926760803
  • Page: 356
  • Format: Paperback

About 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 Dean is currently editing his fourth novel, a return to his romantic roots, called The Artisan Heart , which is scheduled for a September, 2018 release He lives in Adelaide, Australia with his partner 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 with a 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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Comments Gifts of the Peramangk

  • Darlene Foster

    Once in awhile you read a book that makes your heart sing and weep at the same time. Gifts of the Peramangk by Dean Mayes, is one of those books. The story centres around two young girls with incredible musical talent. One, an aboriginal girl cruelly taken from her family at a young age and the other, her motherless granddaughter. The story shifts between the early 1950s to present day Australia. The heroine of the story is Virginia, the family matriarch, who does whatever she can to keep her dy [...]


  • Peggy

    I very much enjoyed this book. The author does a great job in describing the harsh life circumstances of the main characters, both in the present and in the past. I can't believe how people can treat each other with such lack of respect, (view spoiler)[ with a White farm owner in the 1950s treating his Aboriginal slaves like things. Hitting 8 year old girls unconscious and refering to them as 'it' and 'things'.(hide spoiler)] I keep thinking whether the author is just over exaggerating, but I'm [...]


  • Molly Ringle

    This novel moved me to tears more than once, and made me want to cheer by the end. Dean Mayes illustrates the heart-stopping cruelty of racism, and turns it into an inspiring story of humans going out of their way to care for each other. Music is a character of its own in this story: it crosses all boundaries and heals several wounds (if not quite all). Virginia, one of the "stolen children" of the Aboriginal Australians in the mid 20th century, was the most heartbreaking character. It's shockin [...]


  • Stuart

    Australian author, Dean Mayes has quickly established himself as a writer of powerful emotions, enabling us (as readers) to feel and hear his deftly crafted work. Gifts of the Peramangk, is an emotional story which highlights the cruelty of racism during the 1950s White Australia Policy. This period of time was well known as the ‘stolen generation’. We follow the path of a young Aboriginal girl, Virginia, who is taken from her mother at the tender age of eight. Through the tragic circumstanc [...]


  • Abbie Williams

    Read this book. There, now that I've said that, I can explain why! This book is also a history lesson, examining a period in time that I knew absolutely nothing about. My view of Aboriginal people of Australia has been completely reshaped. I learned a great deal about policies in the not-so-distant past that still shape and affect present-day Australia, much like slavery in the U.S. I would like to personally thank Dean Mayes for opening my eyes to this time in history. Much like other wonderful [...]


  • Bob Rich

    This book reminds me of Angela's Ashes. Both expose great hardship, and are anthems to the human spirit triumphing over adversity. Actually, I like Gifts Of The Peramangk more, because the language is far more lyrical, and because it celebrates the joys of music while Angela's Ashes is uniformly bleak, until the one-word last chapter.I hope Dean Mayes achieves the same success as Frank McCourt did. He writes from the heart, and with heart. Characterisation is excellent. The plot is gripping, ful [...]


  • Kayla

    This novel was a very pleasant surprise After reading the synopsis, I honestly thought I would be out of my element. I thought I wouldn't enjoy it - not because I assumed it would be "bad" but because it's not like other novels I read. I tend to stay away from issues that hit really close to "real life" I like to escape when I read, not be reminded of horrible things going on around the world (racism, cruelness, hate.c.). Dean brings out those traits but also unveils something beautiful when you [...]


  • Morgan Todd

    I finally had a chance to read Gifts of the Peramangk by Dean Mayes recently. I absolutely loved it. I wanted to go online instantly and write a review however I felt I could not find words elegant enough to do the book justice. Instead I sung it's praises to anyone who would listen until I could get the words down in writing.The book made me smile, laugh and cry. It made me feel grateful for what I have, for my supportive family, for my wonderful husband, my beautiful boys. It made me hug them [...]


  • Graham

    Dean has written a superb book. It's two stories in one, beginning with Virginia an Aboriginal girl taken away from her family. To be placed in a outback property, made to work hard all hours of the day. She is abused by the property owner. Her only solace is listening to the owners wife playing the violin.When she is discovered listening at the window Virginia is invited in to learn how to play. As time goes on she looks forward to her lessons and she becomes very proficient. Years later Virgin [...]


  • Wendy Hines

    I had the pleasure of reading The Hambledown Dream by Mr. Hayes last year and just loved it. So, I was really excited to read his newest book, Gifts of the Peramangk. The cover alone is stunning, but it's what is between the covers that kept me riveted night after night. I savored it slowly, not wanting to see this novel end.A poignant, thought-provoking novel that deals with the real issue of racism, and with characters that are so well developed, I wept for them and I cheered for their triumph [...]


  • Yvonne (Fiction Books)

    "You can't fix us, don't you understand? You never could"I was honoured enough to have read Dean Mayes debut novel `The Hambledown Dream' and couldn't imagine just how this could be bettered in any future storyline . Just how wrong could I have been . `Gifts Of the Peramangk' really did leave me speechless, with its eloquent language, intricately drawn characters, detailed descriptions, and its heart-wrenching and tragic, yet strangley uplifting storylineFor anyone who has read `The Hambledown D [...]


  • GailGentry

    Firstly, I received a complimentary copy of this book for a review.I started reading Gifts of the Peramangk without knowing exactly what I was getting into. I accepted the book because I had heard good things about the author and his storytelling skills; and, had read the summary of the story which was intriguing. That's the thing about summaries, though. They can all be intriguing and, sometimes, the best part of the book. Thankfully, this was not the case.To begin, the only negative remark I c [...]


  • Nichole Chase

    Gifts of the Peramangk is not like most books that I read. I tend to like light-hearted stories with romance. If you add a hint of paranormal, then I'm hooked. Gifts is not that type of story, yet I was hooked. And I do mean hooked. Mayes posted a snippet of the book on his blog months ago. His words are more like a spell that a passage in a book. When you read them, you are there smelling the same flowers, feeling the same sunshine, listening to the same breeze in the trees. To say Mayes is tal [...]


  • Kiki

    My review of "Gifts of Peremangk" brought me to tears and tugged at my heart thru out, but also made me cheer at the end. Dean Mayes writes with passion and detail thru story and character. Music is its own in this story: it heals several wounds (if not all) in this story of Virginia and Ruby.Virginia, was the most heartbreaking character. It's shocking to know this kind of thing actually happened, ripping apart families and resulting in horrible abuse. Until she finds a source of kindness and h [...]


  • Deanna Stewart

    This is an amazing novel. I love love loved it. I couldn't put it down because I was gripped by the characters. I love the twin story lines of the past and present and how Dean draws you into the characters journey with brutal grace and immense empathy and honesty. He has tackled such an emotive part of our Australian history but has done it with depth, care and immense character definition that keeps the reader wanting to know more. I got such a thrill to see him link the characters from his fi [...]


  • Boss Hogg

    Not my usual fare. Far too serious a topic for me. That shows the writing skill and power of this author. Five stars. Bloody brilliant. Had me in tears.


  • Ashleigh Oldfield

    History has not been kind to her people, but with a prodigious talent for the violin, deep passion and a strong work ethic, Ruby Delfey has the opportunity to carve out her own brighter future. ‘The Gifts of the Peramangk: A Novel,’ by Dean Mayes, is a heartwarming tale that follows Virginia Crammond, an aboriginal woman who, as a child, was taken from her loving, caring family during Australia’s controversial ‘White Australia’ policy. She was ruthlessly placed into servitude on a remo [...]


  • Stephen Crabbe

    I have read many works of fiction, but this is one of only a very few that triggered both gut-tearing sadness and tears of sheer joy. I wonder how common among readers this response would be: do the themes and characters resonate only for a minority of us? I hope not.I will not tell much of the story. I should point out, however, that it is rooted in a stream of history which still flows through contemporary Australia, affecting the behaviour and inner lives of many thousands of people in one wa [...]


  • Carrie

    The author contacted me requesting an honest review. The summary made it sound like there was going to be a lot of cultural stuff in the novel, which made me excited. I really do not know much about Australia aside from the penal colony thing and that the movie Australia with Hugh Jackman was way too long to balance out his cuteness-can-keep-my-attention factor.That said, I jumped at the chance to read this book. I tend not to read a lot of complementary books and stay nestled in my cocoon of pa [...]


  • Charlotte

    This is a moving book. And if I am honest, it is not one I would have picked up myself had I been browsing in a book store.I read to escape and take myself away from the real world. To immerse myself in fantasy. This means that as a general rule I don’t go for heavy historical fiction steeped in strife.When this came my way as something to possibly review I almost turned it away – but the underlying musical aspect intrigued me. I’m glad I didn’t pass. This was an amazing book. And I was [...]


  • Kennedy

    My oldest daughter takes violin lessons and she is quite good, so when I found this book about a young prodigy in Australia, I couldn't resist. We love to read together and I thought this would be something special.Had this book had a decent editor, it could have been brilliant. But the entire book is crammed tight with every adjective and adverb known to humankind! Wow. I mean, it is chock full with them. And sadly, this barrage of unnecessary words was like going into a beautiful home where a [...]


  • Tee loves Kyle Jacobson

    First I have to say that gifts is a book that is heart wrenching and lovely all at the same time. This is one of those rare books where you have to read it to enjoy it. It deals with racism and poverty amongst other things but at the heart of this story is a beautiful message of hope and perseverance. It is a story about never giving up what your heart wants and what your heart desires. The word Strength kept coming to mind when I was reading this book because the main character had a lot of str [...]


  • H.M.C. H.M.C.

    Gifts of the Peramangk starts with a young indigenous girl named Virginia who is taken from her family and thrust onto a homestead to work for a cold and crewel station master. There she becomes invisible in order to survive this harsh new world.When Virginia finds comfort and friendship in the mongrel dog who roams the station, and the master’s gentle wife, hope returns to her. But there’s something else the gentle wife, Agatha Penschey, gives to Virginia—a gift that lasts a lifetime and [...]


  • Lisa

    I was immediately obsessed with this book after randomly finding it to fill a task on the Read Harder Challenge.(The one about an indigenous people). At one moment I was angry over the treatment of the Aboriginal people as possessions rather than people all in the disguise of "protecting" them. Virginia's story might break your heart in one minute and then give hope in the next as the escape into music and the presence of even one kind, understanding person might make so much difference. This bo [...]


  • Artesia

    Upon receiving the request to review this book, I wasn't sure of what to expect. However, I was immediately drawn in during the first chapter with the story of a young Aboriginal girl, Virginia being taken away from her family in an most unimaginable way. Being more of a visual person, I could appreciate the fact that Mayes was very detailed in describing the characters, so much so that I felt if I closed my eyes I would be able to see them.I also like that this book is not just one big monotone [...]


  • Lisette Brodey

    One thing that was clear in reading this book: the author is passionate about the story. Dean Mayes writes about a young aboriginal girl, Ruby, a gifted violinist on the streets of Adelaide, who, like her grandmother, Virginia, despite difficult life circumstances, knows how to make amazing music.The novel is very well constructed, and Mayes goes back and forth between Ruby’s childhood days and her grandmother’s (in the 1950s), with great fluidly, thus enhancing the story by telling two stor [...]


  • Redfox5

    Another book I woud never had discovered if it wasn't for Bookcrossing. This is a beautiful and touching story. It's about a girl called Ruby and her grandmother, Virginia. The book flicks between their stories. In the present with Ruby and in the past with Virginia. Both have hard lives but are brought out of it when they play the violin. It's their only escape and for Ruby it starts to look like it might be her chance. Both Ruby and Virginia are likable charcters. As are some of the side chara [...]


  • Tania Elizabeth

    This beautiful novel brought me to tears of heart. Through the darkness of their days, beauty was to be found in the form of music for both Virginia and her granddaughter Ruby. What became Ruby’s most treasured possession, her violin; she learnt determination, strength and courage as she persevered through each torment that came about. Ruby’s grandmother who was also an exceptional violist was also a woman of deepened scars, enduring her own life of incredible hardships that no person, let a [...]


  • Jude Ouvrard

    Inspiring and amazing story. Great authorThis novel is so well written. It touched me like no other book. I recommend it to everyone. Dean Mayes did an incredible job with the characters and story line.The story is about an aboriginal girl named Ruby. She is a very talented violinist. She plays in the street of Adelaide. I love how the author goes back and forth between Ruby and her grandmother.Its a very emotional story to read but it is so worth it. Two thumbs up!I will read it again. It took [...]


  • Sabrina Zollo

    This is a beautifully written and heart-wrenchingly sad book that I won't even attempt to make a joke about. Dean Mayes is a talented author who quickly draws you into this emotional book with strong and conflicted characters and tragic story that keeps you reading. The ending is redemptive and triumphant, leaving you with the powerful message that family, love and hope can conquer even the most unjust and seemingly desperate situation.


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