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The Resource Like a house on fire, Cate Kennedy

Like a house on fire, Cate Kennedy

Label
Like a house on fire
Title
Like a house on fire
Statement of responsibility
Cate Kennedy
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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. And in 'Whirlpool', two sisters bond in the face of their mother's resentment at the life she's been given. ate Kennedy's poignant short stories reveal the beauty and tragedy of everyday life
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.
Tone
Award
Queensland Literary Awards, Steele Rudd Award for an Australian short story collection, 2013.
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10158120
Cataloging source
ANL
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Kennedy, Cate
Dewey number
823.4
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Short stories, Australian
Target audience
adult
Label
Like a house on fire, Cate Kennedy
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
000049911509
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
277 p.
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781922070067
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Label
Like a house on fire, Cate Kennedy
Publication
Control code
000049911509
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
277 p.
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781922070067
Isbn Type
(pbk.)

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