The Resource Coal Creek, Alex Miller

Coal Creek, Alex Miller

Label
Coal Creek
Title
Coal Creek
Statement of responsibility
Alex Miller
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Bobby Blue is caught between loyalty to his only friend, Ben Tobin, and his boss, Daniel Collins, the new Constable at Mount Hay. 'Ben was not a big man but he was strong and quick as a snake. He had his own breed of pony that was just like him, stocky and reliable on their feet.' Bobby understands the people and the ways of Mount Hay; Collins studies the country as an archaeologist might, bringing his coastal values to the hinterland. Bobby says, 'I do not think Daniel would have understood Ben in a million years.' Increasingly bewildered and goaded to action by his wife, Constable Collins takes up his shotgun and his Webley pistol to deal with Ben. Bobby's love for Collins' wilful young daughter Irie is exposed, leading to tragic consequences for them all. Miller's exquisite depictions of the country of the Queensland highlands form the background of this simply told but deeply significant novel of friendship, love, loyalty and the tragic consequences of misunderstanding and mistrust. This book is a wonderfully satisfying novel with a gratifying resolution. It carries all the wisdom and emotional depth
Summary
Bobby Blue is caught between loyalty to his only friend, Ben Tobin, and his boss, Daniel Collins, the new constable at Mount Hay. Increasingly bewildered and goaded to action by his wife, Constable Collins takes up his shotgun and his Webley pistol to deal with Ben. And when Bobby's love for Collins's willful young daughter Irie is exposed, it leads to tragic consequences for them all.
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Writing style
Award
Victorian Premier's Literary Awards, Vance Palmer Prize for Fiction, 2014.
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10231347
Cataloging source
ANL
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1936-
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Miller, Alex
Dewey number
823.3
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Friendship
  • Australian fiction
Target audience
general
Label
Coal Creek, Alex Miller
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000051678615
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
292 pages
Isbn
9781743316986
Isbn Type
(paperback) :
System control number
(OCoLC)851643623
Label
Coal Creek, Alex Miller
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000051678615
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
292 pages
Isbn
9781743316986
Isbn Type
(paperback) :
System control number
(OCoLC)851643623

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