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The Resource Between a wolf and a dog, Georgia Blain

Between a wolf and a dog, Georgia Blain

Label
Between a wolf and a dog
Title
Between a wolf and a dog
Statement of responsibility
Georgia Blain
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Outside, the rain continues unceasing; silver sheets sluicing down, the trees and shrubs soaking and bedraggled, the earth sodden, puddles overflowing, torrents coursing onwards, as the darkness slowly softens with the dawn. Ester is a family therapist with an appointment book that catalogues the anxieties of the middle class: loneliness, relationships, death. She spends her days helping others find happiness, but her own family relationships are tense and frayed. Estranged from both her sister, April, and her ex-husband, Lawrence, Ester wants to fall in love again. Meanwhile, April is struggling through her own directionless life; Lawrence's reckless past decisions are catching up with him; and Ester and April's mother, Hilary, is about to make a choice that will profoundly affect then all. Taking place largely over one rainy day in Sydney, and rendered with the evocative and powerful prose Blain is known for, Between a Wolf and a Dog is a celebration of the best in all of us - our capacity to live in the face of ordinary sorrows, and to draw strength from the transformative power of art. Ultimately, it is a joyous tribute to the beauty of being alive
Summary
Outside, the rain continues unceasing; silver sheets sluicing down, the trees and shrubs soaking and bedraggled, the earth sodden, puddles overflowing, torrents coursing onwards, as the darkness slowly softens with the dawn. Ester is a family therapist with an appointment book that catalogues the anxieties of the middle class: loneliness, relationships, death. She spends her days helping others find happiness, but her own family relationships are tense and frayed. Estranged from both her sister, April, and her ex-husband, Lawrence, Ester wants to fall in love again. Meanwhile, April is struggling through her own directionless life; Lawrence's reckless past decisions are catching up with him; and Ester and April's mother, Hilary, is about to make a choice that will profoundly affect then all. Taking place largely over one rainy day in Sydney, and rendered with the evocative and powerful prose Blain is known for, Between a Wolf and a Dog is a celebration of the best in all of us - our capacity to live in the face of ordinary sorrows, and to draw strength from the transformative power of art. Ultimately, it is a joyous tribute to the beauty of being alive
Award
  • Queensland Literary Awards, Fiction Book Award, 2016.
  • Victorian Premier's Literary Awards, Vance Palmer Prize for Fiction, 2017.
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10513064
Cataloging source
AU@
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1964-2016
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Blain, Georgia
Dewey number
823.3
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Family therapists
  • Family therapists
  • Dysfunctional families
  • Sydney (N.S.W.)
Target audience
general
Label
Between a wolf and a dog, Georgia Blain
Instantiates
Publication
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
000055037917
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
257 pages
Isbn
9781925321111
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)913785373
Label
Between a wolf and a dog, Georgia Blain
Publication
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
000055037917
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
257 pages
Isbn
9781925321111
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)913785373

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