The Resource Bird Country

Bird Country

Label
Bird Country
Title
Bird Country
Statement of responsibility
by Claire Aman
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The sparkling debut from an exciting new voice in Australian fiction, Claire Aman. Bird Country is a collection of spare and affecting portraits of ordinary people in rural Australia.A boat trip in a squall to scatter the ashes of an old man, who was not loved. A young father, driving his daughters home across grass plains, unable to tell them that their mother has died.A speech that doesn't include the aching pain of trying to save a cousin's life.A mother hiding her fugitive son in a cockatoo cage as the river rises.A man pouring his life into finding the perfect stained glass after his wife has left him.A woman longing for the right person to tell about her sister's death, while she works nightshift at a roadhouse.These are moving and evocative stories about love and loss and yearning—and the things we don't say. Claire Aman is a strong new voice in Australian fiction. Claire Aman grew up in Melbourne, but has lived most of her life in rural Australia, in and around Grafton in New South Wales. Her short stories have been published in a number of collections and several have won prizes, including the Wet Ink/CAL Prize and the Hal Porter Prize. 'A suite of quietly beautiful short stories based in and around Grafton...A loving snapshot of a naturally beautiful but slightly melancholy rural centre. They are stories of fierce family loyalties, old age, poverty and small dignities, the kind that country towns seem to embody.' Books+Publishing
Summary
Bird Country is a collection of stories that are steeped in the rural Australian landscape and the Australian psyche. The things we don't say and the relationships we yearn for hover between the lines of these moving and evocative stories, as do the smell and feel of the mud and grass plains, roads and roadhouses, and the pubs and kitchen tables of country life. These are tales of love and loss, of friendship and betrayal, and of happiness and pain.
Tone
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10582090
Cataloging source
ANL
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Aman, Claire
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Fiction
  • Literature
  • Short Stories
Target audience
adult
Label
Bird Country
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:d1e1349f-2f58-4bb8-9030-6022037ee275
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781925410945
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Bird Country
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:d1e1349f-2f58-4bb8-9030-6022037ee275
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781925410945
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

    • Lionel Bowen Library and Community CentreBorrow it
      669-673 Anzac Parade, Marouba, NSW, 2035, AU
      -33.938111 151.237977
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