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The Resource Comfort zone, Lindsay Tanner

Comfort zone, Lindsay Tanner

Label
Comfort zone
Title
Comfort zone
Statement of responsibility
Lindsay Tanner
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
An astute novel about inner-city Australian racism - and about humanity prevailing over entrenched prejudice. Jack van Duyn is in his comfort zone. A pot-bellied, round-shouldered cabbie in his mid-fifties, Jack lives alone, has few friends, and gets very little out of life. He has a negative opinion of most other people - especially refugees, bankers, politicians, and welfare bludgers. Jack doesn't know it, but his life is about to be turned upside down. A minor altercation in a kids' playground at an inner-city high-rise estate catapults Jack into a whirlpool of drug-dealing, ASIO intrigue, international piracy, and criminal violence. And he can't escape, because he doesn't want to: he's fallen in love with the beautiful Somali single mum who's at the centre of it all. The ensuing turmoil propels Jack out of his comfort zone, forcing him to confront some unpleasant truths about himself. After decades in the doldrums, can he rise to the challenge when the heat's on? Drawing on his many years of experience as a politician at the centre of bitter debates about refugees and multiculturalism, Lindsay Tanner explores the emotional landscape on which these issues are played out. As we follow Jack's hair-raising journey from crisis to crisis, a powerful plea for tolerance and understanding unfolds - directed at both sides of Australia's great cultural divide
Member of
Theme
Tone
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10523305
Cataloging source
AU@
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Tanner, Lindsay
Dewey number
823.4
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Jack van Duyn
Series volume
0001
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Racism
  • Somalis
  • Single mothers
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Taxicab drivers
  • Taxicab drivers
  • Interpersonal relationships
  • Multiculturalism
  • Racism
  • Melbourne (Vic.)
Target audience
adult
Label
Comfort zone, Lindsay Tanner
Instantiates
Publication
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
000055038944
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
240 pages
Isbn
9781925321029
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)913830116
Label
Comfort zone, Lindsay Tanner
Publication
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
000055038944
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
240 pages
Isbn
9781925321029
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)913830116

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