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Datsunland, Stephen Orr

Label
Datsunland
Title
Datsunland
Statement of responsibility
Stephen Orr
Title variation
Datsun land
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A long-deserted drive-in, waiting for a rerun of the one story that might give it life; a child who discovers his identity in a photograph hidden in his parents' room ... Stephen Orr's stories are happy to let you in, but not out. In Datsunland, his characters are outsiders peering into worlds they don't recognise, or understand: an Indian doctor arriving in the outback, discovering an uncomfortable truth about the Australian dream; a family trying to have their son's name removed from a Great War cowards' list; a confused teenager with a gun making an ad for an evangelical ministry. Each story is set in a place where, as Borges described, 'heaven and hell seem out of proportion'. There is no easy escape from the world's most desperate car yard, or the school with a secret that permeates all but one of the fourteen stories in Datsunland. Here is a glimpse of inner lives, love, the astonishment of being ourselves
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Summary
A long-deserted drive-in, waiting for a rerun of the one story that might give it life; a child who discovers his identity in a photograph hidden in his parents' room ...Stephen Orr's stories are happy to let you in, but not out. In Datsunland, his characters are outsiders peering into worlds they don't recognise, or understand: an Indian doctor arriving in the outback, discovering an uncomfortable truth about the Australian dream; a family trying to have their son's name removed from a Great War cowards' list; a confused teenager with a gun making an ad for an evangelical ministry. Each story is set in a place where, as Borges described, 'heaven and hell seem out of proportion'. There is no easy escape from the world's most desperate car yard, or the school with a secret that permeates all but one of the fourteen stories in Datsunland. Here is a glimpse of inner lives, love, the astonishment of being ourselves
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10578598
Cataloging source
AUNTL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1967-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Orr, Stephen
Index
no index present
Literary form
short stories
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Identity (Psychology)
  • Coping
  • Interpersonal relations
Target audience
adult
Label
Datsunland, Stephen Orr
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
Contents
Dr Singh's despair -- The shot-put -- The one-eyed merchant -- A descriptive list of the birds native to Shearwater, Australia -- The keeping of Miss Mary -- Guarding the pageant -- Akdal ghost -- The Barmera drive-in -- The confirmation -- The Adult World Opera -- The Syphilis Museum -- The shack -- The photographer's son -- Datsunland
Control code
000059694347
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
294 pages
Isbn
9781743054758
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)974941464
Label
Datsunland, Stephen Orr
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
Contents
Dr Singh's despair -- The shot-put -- The one-eyed merchant -- A descriptive list of the birds native to Shearwater, Australia -- The keeping of Miss Mary -- Guarding the pageant -- Akdal ghost -- The Barmera drive-in -- The confirmation -- The Adult World Opera -- The Syphilis Museum -- The shack -- The photographer's son -- Datsunland
Control code
000059694347
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
294 pages
Isbn
9781743054758
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)974941464

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