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The Resource Incredible Floridas, Stephen Orr

Incredible Floridas, Stephen Orr

Label
Incredible Floridas
Title
Incredible Floridas
Statement of responsibility
Stephen Orr
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
As Hitler's war looms, famous Australian artist Roland Griffin returns home from London with his family to live a simple life of shared plums and low-cut lawns in the suburbs. In the yard: Roland's daughter, and a son, Hal, growing up with a preoccupied father who is always out in his shed stretching canvases and painting outback pubs. An isolated man obsessed with other people and places. Everything is a picture, a symbol. Even Hal, the boy in the boat, drifting through a strange world of Incredible Floridas. As the years pass, Roland learns that Hal is unable to control his own thoughts, impulses, behaviour. The boy becomes the destroyer of family. The neighbourhood is enlisted to help Hal find a way forward. Child actor, a clocker at Cheltenham Racecourse, an apprentice race caller. Incredible Floridas describes Hal's attempts at adulthood, love, religion, and the hardest thing of all: gaining his father's approval
Summary
As Hitler's war looms, famous Australian artist Roland Griffin returns home from London with his family to live a simple life of shared plums and low-cut lawns in the suburbs. In the yard: Roland's daughter, and a son, Hal, growing up with a preoccupied father who is always out in his shed stretching canvases and painting outback pubs. An isolated man obsessed with other people and places. Everything is a picture, a symbol. Even Hal, the boy in the boat, drifting through a strange world of Incredible Floridas. As the years pass, Roland learns that Hal is unable to control his own thoughts, impulses, behaviour. The boy becomes the destroyer of family. The neighbourhood is enlisted to help Hal find a way forward. Child actor, a clocker at Cheltenham Racecourse, an apprentice race caller. Incredible Floridas describes Hal's attempts at adulthood, love, religion, and the hardest thing of all: gaining his father's approval
Theme
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10680768
Cataloging source
VDGV
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1967-
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Orr, Stephen
Dewey number
823.4
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
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  • Families
  • Artists
  • Families
  • Fathers and sons
Target audience
adult
Label
Incredible Floridas, Stephen Orr
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000061102646
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
335 pages
Isbn
9781743055076
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1004890411
Label
Incredible Floridas, Stephen Orr
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000061102646
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
335 pages
Isbn
9781743055076
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1004890411

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