The Resource Bloodhound

Bloodhound

Label
Bloodhound
Title
Bloodhound
Statement of responsibility
Ramona Koval
Title variation
Searching for my father
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Ramona Koval's parents were Holocaust survivors who fled their homeland and settled in Melbourne. As a child, Koval learned little about their lives - only snippets from traumatic tales of destruction and escape. But she always suspected that the man who raised her was not her biological father. One day in the 1990s, long after her mother's death, she decides she must know the truth. A phone call leads to a photograph in the mail, then tea with strangers. Before long Koval is interrogating a nursing-home patient, meeting a horse whisperer in tropical Queensland, journeying to rural Poland, learning other languages and dealing with Kafkaesque bureaucracy, all in the hope of finding an answer. A quest for identity recounted with Koval's customary humour, Bloodhound takes hold of the reader and never lets go. It is a moving story of the terrible cost of war and of family secrets. Ramona Koval is a Melbourne writer, journalist, broadcaster and editor. From 2006 to 2011 she presented Radio National’s Book Show, and she has written for Age and the Australian. She is the author of By the Book: A Reader's Guide to Life, and Bloodhound: Searching For My Father
Summary
A personal quest to uncover the truth about her parents and her birth, by the daughter of Holocaust survivors
Tone
Writing style
Biography type
contains biographical information
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10446857
Cataloging source
ANL
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1954-
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Koval, Ramona
Dewey number
929.20994
Illustrations
portraits
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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  • Biography & Autobiography
  • History
  • Nonfiction
Target audience
adult
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searching for my father
Label
Bloodhound
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:7531d142-8136-46f2-862e-23bbd86bf87c
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781925095685
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Bloodhound
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:7531d142-8136-46f2-862e-23bbd86bf87c
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781925095685
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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