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The Resource A short history of Richard Kline : a novel, Amanda Lohrey

A short history of Richard Kline : a novel, Amanda Lohrey

Label
A short history of Richard Kline : a novel
Title
A short history of Richard Kline
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Amanda Lohrey
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"I woke with a gasp. And lay in the dark, open-mouthed, holding my breath. That feeling... that feeling was indescribable. For a moment I had felt as if I were falling... falling into bliss". All his life, Richard Kline has been haunted by a sense that something is lacking. He envies the ease with which others slip into contented suburban life or the pursuit of wealth. As he moves into middle age, Richard grows angry, cynical, depressed. But then a strange event, a profound epiphany, awakens him to a different way of life. He finds himself on a quest, almost against his will, to resolve the 'divine discontent' he has suffered since childhood. From pharmaceuticals to New Age therapies to finding a guru, Richard's journey dramatises the search for meaning in today's world. This audacious novel is an exploration of masculinity, the mystical, and our very human yearning for something more. It is hypnotic, nuanced and Amanda Lohrey's finest offering yet - a pilgrim's progress for the here and now
Summary
All his life, Richard Kline has been haunted by a sense that something is lacking. He envies the ease with which others slip into contented suburban life or the pursuit of wealth. As he moves into middle age, Richard grows angry, cynical, depressed. But then a strange event, a profound epiphany, awakens him to a different way of life. He finds himself on a quest, almost against his will, to resolve the 'divine discontent' he has suffered since childhood. From pharmaceuticals to New Age therapies to finding a guru, Richard's journey dramatises the search for meaning in today's world
Storyline
Character
Awards note
'Winner of the 2012 Patrick White Literary Award' --Cover.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10446856
Cataloging source
AU@
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lohrey, Amanda
Dewey number
A823.3
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR9619.3.617
LC item number
S46 2015
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Lohrey, Amanda
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Midlife crisis
  • Depression, Mental
  • Australian fiction
  • Life change events
  • Middle-aged men
Target audience
adult
Label
A short history of Richard Kline : a novel, Amanda Lohrey
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"By the winner of the 2012 Patrick White Literary Award"-- Cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000054117504
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
259 pages
Isbn
9781863957182
Lccn
2014472748
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)896111750
Label
A short history of Richard Kline : a novel, Amanda Lohrey
Publication
Note
"By the winner of the 2012 Patrick White Literary Award"-- Cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000054117504
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
259 pages
Isbn
9781863957182
Lccn
2014472748
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)896111750

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