The Resource Extinctions, Josephine Wilson

Extinctions, Josephine Wilson

Label
Extinctions
Title
Extinctions
Statement of responsibility
Josephine Wilson
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Language
eng
Summary
He hated the word 'retirement', but not as much as he hated the word 'village', as if ageing made you a peasant or a fool. Herein lives the village idiot. Professor Frederick Lothian, retired engineer, world expert on concrete and connoisseur of modernist design, has quarantined himself from life by moving to a retirement village. His wife, Martha, is dead and his two adult children are lost to him in their own ways. Surrounded and obstructed by the debris of his life - objects he has collected over many years and tells himself he is keeping for his daughter - he is determined to be miserable, but is tired of his existence and of the life he has chosen. When a series of unfortunate incidents forces him and his neighbour, Jan, together, he begins to realise the damage done by the accumulation of a lifetime's secrets and lies, and to comprehend his own shortcomings. Finally, Frederick Lothian has the opportunity to build something meaningful for the ones he loves. Humorous, poignant and galvanising by turns, Extinctions is a novel about all kinds of extinction - natural, racial, national and personal - and what we can do to prevent them
Summary
Professor Frederick Lothian, retired engineer and widower, considers his inability to connect with his troubled family, while his alienated adopted daughter is also facing her own complex emotional relationships
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Award
  • Colin Roderick Award (Australia), 2017.
  • Miles Franklin Award, 2017
Awards note
  • Winner of the 2015 Dorothy Hewett Award for and Unpublished Manuscript.
  • Winner of the 2017 Miles Franklin Literary Award.
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10541288
Cataloging source
ANL
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Wilson, Josephine
Dewey number
823.92
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
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Death
Target audience
adult
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Extinctions, Josephine Wilson
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Copyright
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000057439216
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
286 pages
Isbn
9781742588988
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)950573387
Label
Extinctions, Josephine Wilson
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
000057439216
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
286 pages
Isbn
9781742588988
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)950573387

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