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Home
Title
Home
Statement of responsibility
Larissa Behrendt
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A story of homecoming, this absorbing novel opens with a young, city-based lawyer setting out on her first visit to ancestral country. Candice arrives at "the place where the rivers meet", the camp of the Eualeyai where in 1918 her grandmother Garibooli was abducted. As Garibooli takes up the story of Candice's Aboriginal family, the twentieth century falls away.Garibooli, renamed Elizabeth, is sent to work as a housemaid, but marriage soon offers escape from the terror of the master's night-time visits. Her displacement carries into the lives of her seven children - their stories witness to the impact of orphanage life and the consequences of having a dark skin in post-war Australia. Vividly rekindled, the lives of her family point the direction home for Candice.Home is a powerful and intelligent first novel from an author who understands both the capacity of language to suppress and the restorative potency of stories that bridge past and present
Storyline
Character
Award
Commonwealth Writers' Prize, South East Asia and South Pacific: Best First Book, 2005.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
133176
Cataloging source
NOV
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Larissa Behrendt
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Fiction / Literary
Target audience
adult
Label
Home
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
ODILO:034300003345
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780702258787
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Home
Publication
Control code
ODILO:034300003345
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9780702258787
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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