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The Resource Lightning, Felicity Volk

Lightning, Felicity Volk

Label
Lightning
Title
Lightning
Statement of responsibility
Felicity Volk
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Amid the chaos of sweeping bushfires, Persia gives birth alone at home with tragic consequences. Traumatised and grieving, she travels north, and encounters Ahmed, a refugee fleeing deportation and his past in Pakistan. So begins a road trip to the dead heart of Australia, a journey that transcends the limits of ordinary experience. In Persia and Ahmed's world, ancient winds wreak havoc across generations, lightning ignites flames that both destroy and rejuvenate, and water drowns then delivers. Hearts break, days are leavened with loss, laughter kills and cinnamon preserves. Lightning is an odyssey across continents and centuries that explores identity and connection, and our yearning to reveal ourselves even when cloaked in crippling grief. A glorious feat of magic realism, and a moving meditation on finding hope in the rubble of our lives, Lightning celebrates the way our stories and their telling keep us alive when all else is pulling us under
Summary
Amid sweeping bushfires, Persia gives birth alone at home with tragic consequences. Traumatised, she travels north, and encounters Ahmed, a refugee fleeing deportation and his past. So begins a road trip to the dead heart of Australia, a journey that transcends the limits of ordinary experience. In Persia and Ahmed's world, ancient winds wreak havoc across generations, lightning ignites flames that both destroy and rejuvenate, and water drowns then delivers. 'Lightning' is an odyssey that explores identity and connection, and our yearning to reveal ourselves even when cloaked in crippling grief. A moving meditation on finding hope in the rubble of our lives, Lightning celebrates the way our stories and their telling keeps us alive when all else is pulling us under.
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10218030
Cataloging source
ANL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1965-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Volk, Felicity
Dewey number
823.4
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Australian fiction
  • Loss (Psychology)
  • Grief
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Refugees
  • Refugees
  • Australia, Central
Target audience
adult
Label
Lightning, Felicity Volk
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000050531746
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
382 pages
Isbn
9781742612157
Isbn Type
(paperback) :
Label
Lightning, Felicity Volk
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000050531746
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
382 pages
Isbn
9781742612157
Isbn Type
(paperback) :

Library Locations

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