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Antidote to a curse, James Cristina

Label
Antidote to a curse
Title
Antidote to a curse
Statement of responsibility
James Cristina
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
It's the 90s. Silvio Portelli returns to Melbourne after time spent teaching in England and rents a room from the charismatic octogenarian, Nancy Triganza. Nancy is having an elaborate aviary constructed to indulge her passion for birds. At a city sex shop, Silvio meets the mysterious Zlatko, a Bosnian immigrant and, in a previous life, a collector of rare birds. Silvio becomes obsessed with Zlatko, and his own journal and dreams begin to mirror Zlatko's past, and in time the reality of what happened in Bosnia. Such revelations are counterpointed by Silvio's own tense wait to learn the results of his tests for HIV. Bold in design, Antidote to a Curse is a story in which the hunter becomes the hunted, the writer the subject, and vice versa. Cristina lovingly captures Stalactites cafe where Zlatko and Silvio often meet, and a city enmeshed with Europe, both physically and in spirit. Rich with images and allusions yet grounded in the everyday Antidote to a Curse is a startling debut. Cristina subtly draws the reader deeper and deeper into a state of psychological obsession where only the truth can provide a way out
Storyline
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10667177
Cataloging source
QPPL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cristina, James
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Immigrants
  • Older people
  • Nineteen nineties
  • HIV (Viruses)
  • Diaries
  • Dreams
  • Melbourne (Vic.)
Target audience
adult
Label
Antidote to a curse, James Cristina
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000063306255
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
252 pages
Isbn
9781925760033
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1032662935
Label
Antidote to a curse, James Cristina
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000063306255
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
252 pages
Isbn
9781925760033
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1032662935

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