The Resource Half Wild

Half Wild

Label
Half Wild
Title
Half Wild
Statement of responsibility
Pip Smith
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Pip Smith has always been an agent of change. With her powerful debut novel, Half Wild, she will surely change the way we read, write, think and talk about Australian fiction.'Sam Twyford-Moore, host of The Rereaders podcast and former director of the Emerging Writers' FestivalSydney, 1938. After being hit by a car on Oxford Street, sixty-three-year-old Jean Ford lies in a coma in Sydney Hospital. Doctors talk across her body, nurses jab her in the arm with morphine, detectives arrive to take her fingerprints. She has £100 in her pocket, but no identification. Memories come back to her-a murder trial, a life in prison-but with each prick of the needle her memories begin to shift.Wellington, 1885. Tally Ho doesn't need to go to school because she is going to be a fisherman or a cart driver or a butcher boy like Harry Crawford. Wellington is her town and she makes up the rules. Papa takes her fishing, Nonno teaches her how to jump fences on his horse Geronimo-life gallops on the way it should, until a brother, baby William, is born. 'Go and play with your sisters,' Papa says, but wearing dresses and sipping tea is not the life for Tally Ho. Taking the advice of her hero, Harry Crawford, she runs away.Sydney, 1917. The burned body of a woman is discovered on the banks of the Lane Cove River. Was she a mad woman? A drunk who'd accidentally set herself on fire? Nobody knows, until-three years later-a tailor's apprentice tells police that his mother went missing that same weekend, and that his stepfather, Harry Crawford, is not who he seems to be. Who, then, is he?Based on the true lives of Eugenia Falleni, Half Wild is Pip Smith's dazzling debut novel
Summary
A stunningly original debut novel inspired by the life of Eugenia Falleni
Theme
Award
Librarians' Choice (Australia), 2017
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10577304
Cataloging source
ANL
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1983-
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Smith, Pip
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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  • Fiction
  • Historical Fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
Half Wild
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:a25a2cf9-a860-4f73-9749-eaa9ae6370d4
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781760638641
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Half Wild
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:a25a2cf9-a860-4f73-9749-eaa9ae6370d4
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781760638641
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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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