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The Resource A couple of things before the end : stories, Sean O'Beirne

A couple of things before the end : stories, Sean O'Beirne

Label
A couple of things before the end : stories
Title
A couple of things before the end
Title remainder
stories
Statement of responsibility
Sean O'Beirne
Title variation
couple of things before the end
Title variation remainder
stories
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A woman on a passenger ship in 1958 gets involved with a young, wild Barry Humphries. A man looks back to the 1970s, and his time as a member of Australia's least competent scout troop. In 1988, a teenage boy recalls his sexual initiation, out on the tanbark. In 2015, two sisters text in Kmart about how to manage their irascible, isolated mum. Then, in the near future, a racist demagogue - a kind of Australian Trump - talks to the press the day after his electoral triumph. And as the cities heat up and lose their water, a lady from one of the 'better suburbs' makes every effort to get her family into a gated community. This is Australia, in all its glories and its foibles - and its insularity and fear. These stories are a reflection of where we are now, and where we may be headed."--Provided by publisher
Tone
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10833218
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
O'Beirne, Sean
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR8298.B45
LC item number
C68 2020
Literary form
fiction
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Humphries, Barry
  • Sisters
  • Families
  • Short stories, Australian
  • Australia
  • Australia
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stories
Label
A couple of things before the end : stories, Sean O'Beirne
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Multiple formats will be published
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The poofter bus
  • To Shel, mostly about mum
  • Julian, 11 am
  • A night with the fellas
  • Curry
  • Nauru
  • Leader
  • Water girl ty tucky
  • Missy
  • Bunker
  • Scout
  • Royals
  • Homage to Barry Humphries
  • Jack
  • Nathan and Jordan
  • Footy mysteries
  • Mands '88
  • The ANZAC spirit
Control code
000066423382
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
199 pages
Isbn
9781760641283
Lccn
be2020004007
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)1124278054
Label
A couple of things before the end : stories, Sean O'Beirne
Publication
Copyright
Note
Multiple formats will be published
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The poofter bus
  • To Shel, mostly about mum
  • Julian, 11 am
  • A night with the fellas
  • Curry
  • Nauru
  • Leader
  • Water girl ty tucky
  • Missy
  • Bunker
  • Scout
  • Royals
  • Homage to Barry Humphries
  • Jack
  • Nathan and Jordan
  • Footy mysteries
  • Mands '88
  • The ANZAC spirit
Control code
000066423382
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
199 pages
Isbn
9781760641283
Lccn
be2020004007
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)1124278054

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