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The Resource Meatloaf in Manhattan

Meatloaf in Manhattan

Label
Meatloaf in Manhattan
Title
Meatloaf in Manhattan
Statement of responsibility
Robert Power
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
'As deviously weighty as a good pop song.' - Anson Cameron, author of Stealing Picasso, Nice Shootin', Cowboy and Silences Long Gone. In these sixteen tales, Robert Power captures the joys and frailties of seemingly ordinary lives with extraordinary perception and wit. The stories take us from a Manhattan diner to a train station in Vietnam, from the Wild West to small town Australia, in a dazzling display of faith in language and in life. A man staying in New York pretends to be blind and inveigles his way through the defences of a lonely diner waitress; a child beggar in Vietnam makes his determined way through loss and into the world; a father falls prey to the temptations of the internet; a client discovers his psychiatrist's startling secret; and a wife sends a beautiful, but shocking, letter to her husband, the postman. Each delicious story transports the reader into another world and life with authorial grace and an assured lightness of touch
Summary
In these sixteen tales, the author captures the joys and frailties of seemingly ordinary lives with extraordinary perception and wit. The stories take us from a Manhattan diner to a train station in Vietnam, from the Wild West to small town Australia, in a dazzling display of faith in language and in life. A man staying in New York pretends to be blind and inveigles his way through the defences of a lonely diner waitress; a child beggar in Vietnam makes his determined way through loss and into the world; a father falls prey to the temptations of the internet; a client discovers his psychiatrist's startling secret; and a wife sends a beautiful, but shocking, letter to her husband, the postman. Each delicious story transports the reader into another world and life with authorial grace and an assured lightness of touch.
Tone
Writing style
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10335871
Cataloging source
DLC
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Power, Robert
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fiction
  • Literature
Target audience
adult
Label
Meatloaf in Manhattan
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:3adae0a4-6e41-4d6e-9090-763a74fab671
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781921924651
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Meatloaf in Manhattan
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:3adae0a4-6e41-4d6e-9090-763a74fab671
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9781921924651
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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      669-673 Anzac Parade, Marouba, NSW, 2035, AU
      -33.938111 151.237977
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