The Resource Last Summer

Last Summer

Label
Last Summer
Title
Last Summer
Statement of responsibility
Kylie Ladd
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Rory has it all: looks, talent, charisma - an all around good-guy, he's the centre of every party and a loving father and husband. Then one summer's afternoon tragedy strikes ... and those who closest to him struggle to come to terms with their loss. Friendships are strained, marriages falter and loyalties are tested in a gripping and brilliantly crafted novel about loss, grief and desire.Rory Buchanan has it all: looks, talent, charisma-an all around good-guy, he's the centre of every party and a loving father and husband. Then one summer's afternoon, tragedy strikes. Those who are closest to him struggle to come to terms with their loss. Friendships are strained, marriages falter and loyalties are tested in a gripping and brilliantly crafted novel about loss, grief and desire.Told from the points of view of nine of the people who are mourning Rory, this riveting novel presents a vivid snapshot of contemporary suburban Australia and how we live now. Marriage, friendship, family-all are dissected with great psychological insight as they start to unravel under the pressure of grief. The characters live on the page; their lives are unfolded and their dilemmas are as real as our own.Last Summer is a stunning novel about loss-the terrible pain of losing a husband, brother or friend-but also all those smaller losses that everyone must face: the loss of youth, the shattering of dreams, the fading of convictions and the change in our notions of who we thought we were. It is also about what comes after the loss: how we pick up the pieces and the way we remake our lives
Summary
Rory has it all: looks, talent, charisma - an all around good-guy, he's the centre of every party and a loving father and husband. Then one summer's afternoon tragedy strikes and those who are closest to him struggle to come to terms with their loss. Told from the points of view of nine of the people who are mourning Rory, this riveting novel presents a vivid snapshot of contemporary suburban Australia and how we live now. Marriage, friendship, family - all are dissected with great psychological insight as they start to unravel under the pressure of grief. The characters live on the page; their lives are unfolded and their dilemmas are as real as our own. Last Summer is a stunning novel about loss-the terrible pain of losing a husband, brother or friend-but also all those smaller losses that everyone must face: the loss of youth, the shattering of dreams, the fading of convictions and the change in our notions of who we thought we were. It is also about what comes after the loss: how we pick up the pieces and the way we remake our lives.
Theme
Tone
Writing style
Character
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10015149
Cataloging source
ANL
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Ladd, Kylie
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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  • Fiction
  • Literature
Target audience
adult
Label
Last Summer
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:7b34197a-17b8-46a8-a22d-08b72a4ae26f
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781742694320
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Last Summer
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:7b34197a-17b8-46a8-a22d-08b72a4ae26f
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781742694320
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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