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The Resource Funkytown, Paul Kennedy

Funkytown, Paul Kennedy

Label
Funkytown
Title
Funkytown
Statement of responsibility
Paul Kennedy
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Paul Kennedy's Funkytown is the vivid true story of a year in the life of a teenager leaping into manhood. It is 1993: a serial killer is loose on the streets of Frankston, Victoria. The community is paralysed by fear and a state's police force and national media come to find a killer. Meanwhile, seventeen-year-old Paul Kennedy is searching for something else entirely. He is focused on finishing school, getting drafted into the AFL and falling in love. So much can change in a year. The rites of passage for many Australian teenage boys - blackout drinking, simmering violence and emotional suppression - take their toll, and the year that starts with so much promise ends with Kennedy expelled, arrested and undrafted. But one teacher sees Kennedy self-destructing, and becomes determined to set him on another path. Told with poignancy, humour and evoking the brilliant, dusty haze of late Australian summer, Funkytown is a love letter to adolescence, football, family, and outer suburbia
Tone
Writing style
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
11009619
Cataloging source
VHEI
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kennedy, Paul
Dewey number
994.51
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Kennedy, Paul
  • Teenage boys
  • Journalists
  • Serial murders
  • Nineteen ninety-three, A.D
  • Coming of age
  • Frankston (Vic.)
  • Frankston (Vic.)
  • Frankston (Vic.)
Target audience
general
Label
Funkytown, Paul Kennedy
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "A year on the brink of manhood" -- Cover
  • "A memoir" -- Cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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
000069917622
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
305 pages
Isbn
9781922419828
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1269047767
Label
Funkytown, Paul Kennedy
Publication
Note
  • "A year on the brink of manhood" -- Cover
  • "A memoir" -- Cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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
000069917622
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
305 pages
Isbn
9781922419828
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1269047767

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