The Resource Fallow

Fallow

Label
Fallow
Title
Fallow
Statement of responsibility
Daniel Shand
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
WINNER OF THE BETTY TRASK PRIZE 2017At the heart of this tense and at times darkly comic novel is the relationship between two brothers bound by a terrible crime. Paul and Mikey are on the run, apparently from the press surrounding their house after Mikey's release from prison. His crime child murder, committed when he was a boy. As they travel, they move from one disturbing scenario to the next, eventually involving themselves with a bizarre religious cult. The power between the brothers begins to shift, and we realise there is more to their history than Paul has allowed us to know. 'Fallow is compelling, convincing and incredibly accomplished. At times it is unflinchingly violent, yet there is a compassion and vulnerability woven into the madness. Chilling and powerful, Daniel Shand is a talented new author, certainly one to watch.' -Random Things Through My Letterbox 'This was a thrilling debut novel, and I'll be watching for more from this author.' -The Book's the Thing 'As a reader, I felt like a voyeur, gazing at the troubled relationship and journey of Paul and Michael. I almost had a sense that while reading it – I was watching it play out scene by scene in front of my eyes; I got a sense of Irvine Welsh (without as much swearing) in terms of a real "avant-garde" overview...' -Chapter in My Life
Summary
At the heart of this tense and at times times darkly comic novel is the relationship between two brothers bound by a terrible crime. Paul and Mikey are on the run, apparently from the press surrounding their house after Mikey's release from prison. His crime -- child murder, committed when he was a boy. As they travel, they move from one disturbing scenario to the next, eventually involving themselves with a bizarre religious cult. The power between the brothers begins to shift, and we realise there is more to their history than Paul has allowed us to know.
Theme
Tone
Writing style
Award
Betty Trask Prize, 2017.
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10576005
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
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1989-
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Shand, Daniel
Dewey number
823.92
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fiction
  • Mystery
Target audience
adult
Label
Fallow
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:3e402eca-a76b-403a-8123-3caa197ccde2
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781910985359
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Fallow
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:3e402eca-a76b-403a-8123-3caa197ccde2
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9781910985359
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

    • Lionel Bowen Library and Community CentreBorrow it
      669-673 Anzac Parade, Marouba, NSW, 2035, AU
      -33.938111 151.237977
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