The Resource Ghost girls, Cath Ferla

Ghost girls, Cath Ferla

Label
Ghost girls
Title
Ghost girls
Statement of responsibility
Cath Ferla
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Winter in Sydney and the city is brimming with foreign students. International students from China, Japan and Korea flood the streets from Sussex south to Haymarket, spilling out from the many private language schools in pursuit of the ultimate goal - learning English. But when one of them, a young Chinese woman known as Wendy, leaps to her death from the tenth floor window of her language school it becomes clear that lurking within the psyche of this particular community is a deep sense of despair and alienation. Things take a turn for the mysterious when it is revealed that the dead woman on the pavement was not Wendy at all, but an impostor who had stolen another student's identity. The question is why and what has happened to the real Wendy Chan?
Summary
Winter in Sydney. The city is brimming with foreign students. Sophie Sandilands takes a job teaching at an English language school. When one of her students leaps to her death it becomes clear that lurking within the psyche of this community is a deep sense of despair and alienation. When it is revealed that the dead woman on the pavement has stolen another's identity, Sophie is drawn into the mystery. Unable to resist the investigative instincts that run in her blood, Sophie finds herself unravelling a sinister operation that is trawling the foreign student market for its victims. But as Sophie works on tracking down the criminals it becomes evident that someone has knowledge of her and the disappearances in her own past. Will Sophie solve the mystery before she too becomes a ghost? Ghost Girls richly evokes the sights, smells, tastes and sounds of Sydney's Chinatown, and imagines dark exploitative demands behind closed suburban doors.
Award
Davitt Awards, Debut Crime, 2017
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10548538
Cataloging source
ANL
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Ferla, Cath
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Students, Foreign
  • Language teachers
  • Students, Foreign
  • Language teachers
  • Organized crime
  • Sydney (N.S.W.)
Target audience
adult
Label
Ghost girls, Cath Ferla
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000056091769
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
280 pages
Isbn
9781760401177
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)927549694
Label
Ghost girls, Cath Ferla
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000056091769
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
280 pages
Isbn
9781760401177
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)927549694

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