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The Resource His illegal self, Peter Carey ; narrated by Nicolette McKenzie, (sound recording)

His illegal self, Peter Carey ; narrated by Nicolette McKenzie, (sound recording)

Label
His illegal self
Title
His illegal self
Statement of responsibility
Peter Carey ; narrated by Nicolette McKenzie
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Che is raised in isolated privilege by his New York grandmother, the precocious son of radical Harvard students in the sixties. Yearning for his famous outlaw parents, denied all access to television and the news, he takes hope from his long-haired teenage neighbour who predicts 'They will come for you, man. They?ll break you out of here.' Soon Che too is an outlaw, fleeing down subways, abandoning seedy motels at night, as he is pitched into a journey that leads him to a hippy commune in the jungle of tropical Queensland. Here he slowly, bravely, confronts his life, learning that nothing is what it seems
Summary
Brought up in isolated privilege by his New York grandmother, Che, a precocious seven-year-old boy, yearns for his parents, radical activists wanted by the FBI, until one afternoon, a woman claiming to be his mother arrives to help him escape, sending him on a bizarre odyssey that leads him to confront his life, his family, and his identity
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
New York Times Notable Book, 2008
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
215061
Cataloging source
VALP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1943-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Carey, Peter
Credits note
Read by Nicolette McKenzie
Dewey number
823.914
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Literary text for sound recordings
fiction
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by Nicolette McKenzie
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
McKenzie, Nicolette
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Radicals
  • Mothers and sons
Target audience
adult
Label
His illegal self, Peter Carey ; narrated by Nicolette McKenzie, (sound recording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Unabridged
  • Howes: CU 932
Control code
000043465384
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. in container.
Extent
8 sound discs (CD) (ca. 8 hr., 30 min.)
Isbn
9781407412603
Other physical details
digital, stereo.
Publisher number
CU 932
Label
His illegal self, Peter Carey ; narrated by Nicolette McKenzie, (sound recording)
Publication
Note
  • Unabridged
  • Howes: CU 932
Control code
000043465384
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. in container.
Extent
8 sound discs (CD) (ca. 8 hr., 30 min.)
Isbn
9781407412603
Other physical details
digital, stereo.
Publisher number
CU 932

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