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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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