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The Resource A History of Silence

A History of Silence

Label
A History of Silence
Title
A History of Silence
Statement of responsibility
Lloyd Jones
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
From New Zealand's greatest living writer, A History of Silence is a moving and devastating memoir unlike any you have ever read before. A History of Silence is a book about a country and a broken landscape. It's about the devastation in Christchurch, after the 2011 earthquake. It's about how easily we erase stories we find inconvenient. It's about the fault lines which that cataclysmic event opened up in Lloyd Jones' understanding of his own family history. In A History of Silence Jones embarks on a quest for the truth about his family. What happened? Why do there seem to be so few stories? Why are there so few mementos? The answers he finds are completely unexpected and change everything. Lloyd Jones was born in New Zealand in 1955. His best-known novel is Mister Pip, which won the 2007 Commonwealth Writers' Prize, the 2008 Kiriyama Prize Fiction Category, the 2008 Montana Award for Readers Choice, the Montana Fiction Award and the Montana Medal for Fiction or Poetry. It was also shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, and has been made into a major feature film, directed by Andrew Adamson. His other books include Hand Me Down World, The Book of Fame, Here at the End of the World We Learn to Dance and Biografi. He has also published a collection of short stories, The Man in the Shed. Lloyd Jones lives in Wellington. textpublishing.com.au 'Lloyd Jones is a master storyteller.' Weekend Australian 'Jones is a daring writer who can be relied on to ignore expectation, and is becoming one of the most interesting, honest and thought-provoking novelists working today.' Guardian 'It would be difficult to think of another novelist as original or fearless as...Lloyd Jones.' Monthly 'Poetically observed detail and an affecting evocation of the past will reward readers interested in the way our history (even, or especially, that which we don't know about) can shape us.' Bookseller and Publisher
Summary
After discovering his family history had been oversimplified or untrue following the 2011 earthquake in Christchurch, New Zealand, the author shares his reconstructed story of his ancestry
Biography type
contains biographical information
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10225199
Cataloging source
NOV
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1955-
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Jones, Lloyd
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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  • Biography & Autobiography
  • Nonfiction
Target audience
adult
Label
A History of Silence
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:5f9f01d1-f983-450a-9c79-89ef03041446
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781922148360
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
A History of Silence
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:5f9f01d1-f983-450a-9c79-89ef03041446
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781922148360
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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