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Mateship with birds, Carrie Tiffany

Label
Mateship with birds
Title
Mateship with birds
Statement of responsibility
Carrie Tiffany
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
On the outskirts of an Australian country town in the 1950s, a lonely farmer trains his binoculars on a family of kookaburras that roost in a tree near his house. Harry observes the kookaburras through a year of feast, famine, birth, death, war, romance and song. As Harry watches the birds, his next door neighbour has her own set of binoculars trained on him. Ardent, hard-working Betty has escaped to the country with her two fatherless children. Betty is pleased that her son, Michael, wants to spend time with the gentle farmer next door. But when Harry decides to teach Michael about the opposite sex, perilous boundaries are crossed. Mateship with Birds is a novel about young lust and mature love. It is a hymn to the rhythm of country life - to vicious birds, virginal cows, adored dogs and ill-used sheep. On one small farm in a vast, ancient landscape, a collection of misfits question the nature of what a family can be
Summary
On the outskirts of an Australian country town in the 1950s, a lonely farmer trains his binoculars on a family of kookaburras that roost in a tree near his house. Harry observes the kookaburras through a year of feast, famine, birth, death, war, romance and song. As Harry watches the birds, his next door neighbour has her own set of binoculars trained on him. Ardent, hard-working Betty has escaped to the country with her two fatherless children. Betty is pleased that her son, Michael, wants to spend time with the gentle farmer next door. But when Harry decides to teach Michael about the opposite sex, perilous boundaries are crossed. -- Publisher description
Award
  • NSW Premier's Literary Awards, Christina Stead Prize for Fiction, 2013.
  • Stella Prize, 2013.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10103034
Cataloging source
ANL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1965-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Tiffany, Carrie
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Country life
  • Bird watching
  • Nineteen fifties
  • Victoria
Target audience
adult
Label
Mateship with birds, Carrie Tiffany
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
000047822602
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
211 p.
Isbn
9781742610764
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Label
Mateship with birds, Carrie Tiffany
Publication
Control code
000047822602
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
211 p.
Isbn
9781742610764
Isbn Type
(pbk.)

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