The Resource Hope Farm

Hope Farm

Label
Hope Farm
Title
Hope Farm
Statement of responsibility
Peggy Frew
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
WINNER OF THE 2016 BARBARA JEFFERIS AWARD SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2016 STELLA PRIZE SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2016 MILES FRANKLIN AWARD 'They were inescapable, the tensions of the adult world — the fraught and febrile aura that surrounded Ishtar and those in her orbit, that whined and creaked like a wire pulled too tight.' It is the winter of 1985. Hope Farm sticks out of the ragged landscape like a decaying tooth, its weatherboard walls sagging into the undergrowth. Silver's mother, Ishtar, has fallen for the charismatic Miller, and the three of them have moved to the rural hippie commune to make a new start. At Hope, Silver finds unexpected friendship and, at last, a place to call home. But it is also here that, at just thirteen, she is thrust into an unrelenting adult world — and the walls begin to come tumbling down, with deadly consequences. Hope Farm is the masterful second novel from award-winning author Peggy Frew, and is a devastatingly beautiful story about the broken bonds of childhood, and the enduring cost of holding back the truth. PRAISE FOR PEGGY FREW 'In its exploration of maternal, sexual, unrequited and platonic relationships, Hope Farm is a finely calibrated study of love, loss and belonging.' The Sunday Age 'Frew is a gifted writer, evidenced here by finely balanced observations and atmospheric description ... Silver is poised at the beginning of adult understanding and Frew handles the challenge with deftness. Silver's insight and compassion are juxtaposed with naivety and the idealistic force of her first crushes.' The Weekend Australian
Summary
It is the winter of 1985. Hope Farm sticks out of the ragged landscape like a decaying tooth, its weatherboard walls sagging into the undergrowth. Silver's mother, Ishtar, has fallen for the charismatic Miller, and the three of them have moved to the rural hippie commune to make a new start. At Hope, Silver finds unexpected friendship and at last, a place to call home. But it is also here that, at just thirteen, she is thrust into an unrelenting adult world - and the walls begin to come tumbling down, with deadly consequences.
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
Barbara Jefferis Award, 2016
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Cataloging source
ANL
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Frew, Peggy
Dewey number
823.4
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Fiction
  • Literature
Target audience
adult
Label
Hope Farm
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Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:e6de36f0-4028-4069-8318-ad7b94e77858
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781925113778
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Hope Farm
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:e6de36f0-4028-4069-8318-ad7b94e77858
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781925113778
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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