On the precipice of something life changing, a young Palawa man plunges into an exploration of self and Country.
Carried with the winds of a metaphysical Flinders Island—the place where it all happened—he is drawn back to the dawn of colonisation; to a woman who bore the brunt of the oppressors’ violence and then forward to her granddaughter, who buried the truth as a means of survival.
Stirring up stories together, with parts both achingly sad and unexpectedly funny, what unfolds reveals by slow degrees painful but important truths. Do we own the stories of our ancestors? And does the passage of time undermine a connection to Country?
Winner of the 2021 Nick Enright Prize for Playwriting, NSW Premier’s Literary Awards, Dylan Van Den Berg‘s Milk is a story of longing, of connection, and the ghosts of the past.
‘A remarkable achievement from a genuinely exhilarating imagination.’—NSW Premier’s Literary Awards Judging Panel