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The Resource Chasing the McCubbin, Sandi Scaunich

Chasing the McCubbin, Sandi Scaunich

Label
Chasing the McCubbin
Title
Chasing the McCubbin
Statement of responsibility
Sandi Scaunich
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The Pines, an outer Melbourne suburb down on its luck. A country in the grip of recession. Experienced collector Ron senses new possibilities: swift evictions provide hard-rubbish to scour and garage-sales have doubled. There's only one problem: since losing his wife, Ron has struggled to navigate the suburbs alone. Plus, his deteriorating health slows him down. This all changes through a chance meeting with Joseph, a troubled, withdrawn and unemployed 19-year old who knows nothing about antiques. As Joseph comes to understand and appreciate Ron's world of eccentric bargain hunters, and hopefulness, his ability to navigate a history of family violence and to see a future for himself grows. Both come to share the wild dream of finding a rare bargain such as an original Frederick McCubbin painting and making their fortune. So begins an exhilarating adventure and an unlikely and beautiful friendship. Set against the background of the early 1990s, Chasing the McCubbin is funny and sad in equal measure. A story of loneliness and the ageless desire for belonging, it will be the most heartbreaking yet feel-good novel you will read this year
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10948380
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Scaunich, Sandi
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Widowers
  • Collectors and collecting
  • Friendship
  • Loneliness
Target audience
adult
Label
Chasing the McCubbin, Sandi Scaunich
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
000068756764
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
265 pages
Isbn
9781925760590
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)1226397606
Label
Chasing the McCubbin, Sandi Scaunich
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
000068756764
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
265 pages
Isbn
9781925760590
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)1226397606

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