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The Resource Gravel, Peter Goldsworthy

Gravel, Peter Goldsworthy

Label
Gravel
Title
Gravel
Statement of responsibility
Peter Goldsworthy
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The characters in these unsettling stories, of which there are six short and two long, want things that run counter to their sense of themselves. They're drawn outside their comfort zone into situations that are sometimes amusing, sometimes undignifying, never quite what they expect. In 'The Fourth Tenor', a contented woman finds herself accepting a bizarre invitation that just two days before had made her laugh out loud. 'Get a Life' is a portrait of a mediocre man pulled into a strange dance with his stalker. In 'Run Silent, Run Deep', a father gives his daughter a second-hand camcorder for Christmas - with the previous owner's footage still on it. 'The Bet' takes the phenomenon of the ugly sports parent to a whole new level. In 'The Nun's Story', a young boy's music lesson features a discordant study in adult behaviour. And in 'Shooting the Dog', a primal tale about the borderline between animals and humans, death is horrifyingly not the end of the story.
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
354834
Cataloging source
ANL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1951-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Goldsworthy, Peter
Index
no index present
Literary form
short stories
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Short stories, Australian
  • Australia
Target audience
adult
Label
Gravel, Peter Goldsworthy
Instantiates
Publication
Contents
The nun's story -- Shooting the dog -- The bet -- Mirror, mirror -- Run silent, run deep -- The fourth tenor -- Get a life -- The formal
Control code
000044714005
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
252 p.
Isbn
9781926428192
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Label
Gravel, Peter Goldsworthy
Publication
Contents
The nun's story -- Shooting the dog -- The bet -- Mirror, mirror -- Run silent, run deep -- The fourth tenor -- Get a life -- The formal
Control code
000044714005
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
252 p.
Isbn
9781926428192
Isbn Type
(pbk.)

Library Locations

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