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Calypso summer, Jared Thomas

Label
Calypso summer
Title
Calypso summer
Statement of responsibility
Jared Thomas
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Calypso Summer is a story told by Calypso, a young Nukunu man, fresh out of high school in Rastafarian guise. After failing to secure employment in sports retail, his dream occupation, Calypso finds work at the Henley Beach Health Food shop where his boss pressures him to gather Aboriginal plants for natural remedies. Growing up in urban Adelaide and with little understanding of his mother's traditional background, Calypso endeavours to find the appropriate native plants. This leads him to his Nukunu family in Port Augusta and the discovery of a world steeped in cultural knowledge
Summary
Wanting to please his boss at the health food store, Calypso, a Nukunu, visits his mother's family to gather native Aboriginal plants for use in natural remedies, and ends up learning about his heritage and cultural identity
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Character
Awards note
State Library of Queensland Black&Write!, 2013.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10322134
Cataloging source
AU@
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Thomas, Jared
Dewey number
823.4
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 9
  • 12
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • "The Nib" Waverley Library Award for Literature Nominations (2014)
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Bildungsromans
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Young men
  • Teenage boys
  • Nyunga (Australian people)
Target audience
adolescent
Label
Calypso summer, Jared Thomas
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
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
000052978566
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
224 pages
Isbn
9781922142122
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)882083669
Label
Calypso summer, Jared Thomas
Publication
Copyright
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
000052978566
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
224 pages
Isbn
9781922142122
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)882083669

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