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The Resource A World of Other People

A World of Other People

Label
A World of Other People
Title
A World of Other People
Statement of responsibility
Steven Carroll
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Language
eng
Summary
Cinematic, intense and unflinching, A WORLD OF OTHER PEOPLE is a supremely life-affirming evocation of love in war time, when every decision, and every day, matters. Joint winner of the 2014 Prime Minister's Literary Award (with Man Booker Prize winner Richard Flanagan), A WORLD OF OTHER PEOPLE is a life-affirming evocation of love in war time, when every decision, and every day, matters. Set in 1941 during the Blitz, Steven Carroll's cinematic new novel traces the love affair of Jim, an Australian pilot in Bomber Command, and Iris, a forthright young Londoner, finding her voice as a writer. Haunted by secrets and malign coincidence, the couple struggles to build a future free of society's thin-lipped disapproval. Iris shares rooftop firewatching duties with the poet tS Eliot, who unwittingly seals their fate with his famous verse 'Little Gidding'. Miles Franklin Award-winning author Steven Carroll has produced a delicate yet unflinching piece of historical fiction that captures quiet romance in the midst of great unrest. A WORLD OF OTHER PEOPLE is a companion novel to Carroll's earlier novel THE LOST LIFE. 'This is a memorable book; a moving love story, and a troubled reflection on the relationship between war and words ... Carroll has created, with delightful ingenuity, a rich and layered work.' The Weekend Australian
Summary
Set in 1941 during the Blitz, A World of Other People traces the love affair of Jim, an Australian pilot in Bomber Command, and Iris, a forthright Englishwoman finding her voice as a writer.The young couple, haunted by secrets and malign coincidence, struggles to build a future free of society's thin-lipped disapproval. The poet T.S. Eliot, with whom Iris shares firewatching duties, unwittingly seals their fate with his poem 'Little Gidding', one of the famous Four Quartets
Theme
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Writing style
Award
Prime Minister's Literary Awards: Fiction, 2014.
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10183817
Cataloging source
ANL
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1949-
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Carroll, Steven
Dewey number
823.4
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Fiction
  • Literature
Target audience
adult
Label
A World of Other People
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Publication
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OVERDRIVE:8d50a422-dc0b-4797-b96f-506f8fa1c2d3
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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Isbn
9781743099735
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
A World of Other People
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:8d50a422-dc0b-4797-b96f-506f8fa1c2d3
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781743099735
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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