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The Resource Like a House on Fire

Like a House on Fire

Label
Like a House on Fire
Title
Like a House on Fire
Statement of responsibility
Cate Kennedy
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
WINNER OF THE 2013 STEELE RUDD AWARD, QUEENSLAND LITERARY AWARDS SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2013 STELLA PRIZE SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2013 KIBBLE AWARD From prize-winning short-story writer Cate Kennedy comes a new collection to rival her highly acclaimed Dark Roots. In Like a House on Fire, Kennedy once again takes ordinary lives and dissects their ironies, injustices and pleasures with her humane eye and wry sense of humour. In 'Laminex and Mirrors', a young woman working as a cleaner in a hospital helps an elderly patient defy doctor's orders. In 'Cross-Country', a jilted lover manages to misinterpret her ex's new life. And in 'Ashes', a son accompanies his mother on a journey to scatter his father's remains, while lifelong resentments simmer in the background. Cate Kennedy's poignant short stories find the beauty and tragedy in illness and mortality, life and love. PRAISE FOR CATE KENNEDY 'This is a heartfelt and moving collection of short stories that cuts right to the emotional centre of everyday life.' Bookseller and Publisher 'Cate Kennedy is a singular artist who looks to the ordinary in a small rural community and is particularly astute on exploring the fallout left by the aftermath of the personal disasters that change everything.' The Irish Times
Summary
From prize-winning short-story writer Cate Kennedy comes a new collection to rival her highly acclaimed Dark Roots. In 'Like a House on Fire', Kennedy once again examines ordinary lives and dissects their ironies and injustices with her humane eye and wry sense of humour. In 'Laminex and Mirrors', a cleaner at a nursing home helps a patient to escape, if only temporarily. In 'Cross Country', a jilted lover manages to misinterpret her ex's new life. In 'Whirlpool', two sisters bond in the face of their mother's resentment at the life she's been given. Cate Kennedy's poignant short stories reveal the beauty and tragedy of everyday life.
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Award
Queensland Literary Awards, Steele Rudd Award for an Australian short story collection, 2013.
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Cataloging source
ANL
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Kennedy, Cate
Dewey number
823.4
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Fiction
  • Literature
  • Short Stories
Target audience
adult
Label
Like a House on Fire
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:50cb83ab-aa31-4a55-a611-693dc8cadb64
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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Isbn
9781921942952
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Like a House on Fire
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:50cb83ab-aa31-4a55-a611-693dc8cadb64
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781921942952
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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