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The Resource Animal People

Animal People

Label
Animal People
Title
Animal People
Statement of responsibility
Charlotte Wood
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The hilarious, tender and heartbreaking story of a watershed day in the life of Stephen - aimless, unhappy and unfulfilled, this stiflingly hot December day is the day he has decided to dump his girlfriend. A sharply observed, 24-hour urban love story.'He could not find one single more word to say. I just want to be free. He could not say those words. They had already withered in his mind, turned to dust. He did not even know, he marvelled now, what the hell those words had meant.'Acclaimed novelist Charlotte Wood takes a character from her bestselling book The Children and turns her unflinching gaze on him and his world in her extraordinary novel, Animal People. Set in Sydney over a single day, Animal People traces a watershed day in the life of Stephen, aimless, unhappy, unfulfilled - and without a clue as to how to make his life better.His dead-end job, his demanding family, his oppressive feelings for Fiona and the pitiless city itself ... the great weight of it all threatens to come crashing down on him. The day will bring untold surprises and disasters, but will also show him - perhaps too late - that only love can set him free.Sharply observed, hilarious, tender and heartbreaking, Animal People is a portrait of urban life, a meditation on the conflicted nature of human-animal relationships, and a masterpiece of storytelling. Filled with shocks of recognition and revelation, it shows a writer of great depth and compassion at work
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Award
NSW Premier's Literary Awards, People's Choice Award for Fiction, 2013.
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10034211
Cataloging source
ANL
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1965-
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Wood, Charlotte
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Fiction
  • Literature
Target audience
adult
Label
Animal People
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Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:5f0c1c50-cca6-4de1-abf5-323c775008d3
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781742693484
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Animal People
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:5f0c1c50-cca6-4de1-abf5-323c775008d3
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781742693484
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Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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