The Resource Harry Mac

Harry Mac

Label
Harry Mac
Title
Harry Mac
Statement of responsibility
Russell Eldridge
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
'I can't help feeling the lane where we lived had something to do with it all. As though these families had been put there for a reason... it was so still, like everyone was holding their breath a lot of the time.'Tom and Millie are best friends who live in a quiet lane on the edge of town. They rely on each other to make sense of what's going on in their lives and in the lives of their families - especially Harry Mac's. Harry Mac, Tom's dad, is a man of silences and secrets. And now Tom is involved in one of those secrets.At school, Tom sits through lessons on the arms race and President Kennedy, waiting until he can be back on the lane where life is far more interesting: why does a black car drive slowly up the lane every night? And what did Harry Mac mean when he wrote in his newspaper 'people disappear in the night'? A series of shocking events and discoveries lead Tom closer to the truth, but threaten to tear his world apart.Set within a fascinating period of South African politics, this is a coming-of-age story full of heart, soul and hope, in the tradition of Jasper Jones and To Kill a Mockingbird
Summary
Tom and Millie are friends who live in a lane on the edge of town. They rely on each other to make sense of what's going on in their lives. Harry Mac is editor of the local newspaper and is a man of silences and secrets. He knows the prime minister but they don't seem to like each other. At school, Tom waits to be back on the lane where life is more interesting: why does a black car drive past slowly every night? Who is the mysterious boy who pierces the evenings with shrieks? And what did Harry Mac mean when he wrote 'people disappear in the night'? A series of shocking discoveries will lead Tom closer to the truth, but may tear his world apart. Set against a fascinating period of South African politics, this is a beautiful coming-of-age story, in the tradition of Jasper Jones and To Kill a Mockingbird
Theme
Tone
Writing style
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10457174
Cataloging source
ANL
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Eldridge, Russell
Dewey number
823.4
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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Political Fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
Harry Mac
Instantiates
Control code
BORROWBOX:AAU_131405
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781925267594
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Harry Mac
Control code
BORROWBOX:AAU_131405
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9781925267594
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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