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The Resource The white earth, Andrew McGahan

The white earth, Andrew McGahan

Label
The white earth
Title
The white earth
Statement of responsibility
Andrew McGahan
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • After his father's accidental death, William goes to live on the Australian estate of his great-uncle John McIvor, who tries to enlist William in his obsession of preventing his land from being repossessed by the Aboriginal natives
  • When young William's ineffectual father is killed, he is cast upon the charity of an unknown great-uncle, John McIvor. Soon he is thrust into his uncle's plan to regain the family estate, and his mother's manipulative plot for him to become McIvor's heir. Neither notice William is ill--and his condition is becoming worse
Summary
In late 1992, 8 year-old William looked out from the back verandah of his home and saw the mushroom cloud of a nuclear explosion. There was no sound, but William was aware of the smell of burning.... Later, his father dead by fire and his mother plagued by demons of her own, William is cast upon the charity of his embittered uncle.
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • Age Fiction or Imaginative Writing Award, 2004.
  • Commonwealth Writers' Prize, South East Asia and South Pacific: Best Book, 2005.
  • Miles Franklin Award, 2005.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
137244
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
823/.914
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR9619.3.M3234
LC item number
W47 2006
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
The white earth, Andrew McGahan
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy1106/2005050415-d.html
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
2512923
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
376 p.
Isbn
9781569474174
Lccn
2005050415
Other physical details
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System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm60550698
  • (OCoLC)60550698
Label
The white earth, Andrew McGahan
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy1106/2005050415-d.html
Publication
Control code
2512923
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
376 p.
Isbn
9781569474174
Lccn
2005050415
Other physical details
map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm60550698
  • (OCoLC)60550698

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