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The Resource Black Rock White City

Black Rock White City

Label
Black Rock White City
Title
Black Rock White City
Statement of responsibility
A.S. Patric
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Black Rock White City is a novel about the damages of war, the limits of choice, and the hope of love. During a hot Melbourne summer Jovan's cleaning work at a bayside hospital is disrupted by acts of graffiti and violence becoming increasingly malevolent. For Jovan the mysterious words that must be cleaned away dislodge the poetry of the past. He and his wife Suzana were forced to flee Sarajevo and the death of their children.Intensely human, yet majestic in its moral vision, Black Rock White City is an essential story of Australia's suburbs now, of displacement and immediate threat, and the unexpected responses of two refugees as they try to reclaim their dreams. It is a breathtaking roar of energy that explores the immigrant experience with ferocity, beauty and humour.'What impresses first about A.S. Patric's novel is the assuredness of the writing, his accomplished and confident language. But what is most moving is the humanity of his story, the vividness and truth of his characters' emotional worlds. Black Rock White City is a bold, mature and compassionate novel, and I couldn't put it down.' - Christos Tsiolkas
Summary
After losing everything and fleeing war-torn Sarajevo, Jovan and Suzana fight to start anew in Melbourne, but face tremendous pressures at work where Jovan must deal with the suspicion that he’s being targeted by violent and racially charged vandals
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
Miles Franklin Award, 2016
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10446648
Cataloging source
ATNSH
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Patric, A. S
Dewey number
823.4
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Fiction
  • Literature
Target audience
adult
Label
Black Rock White City
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:f2c26473-3a5e-44ab-8f48-6d151e967ed5
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781921924880
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Black Rock White City
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:f2c26473-3a5e-44ab-8f48-6d151e967ed5
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781921924880
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Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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      669-673 Anzac Parade, Marouba, NSW, 2035, AU
      -33.938111 151.237977
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