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The Resource Meet me at Lennon's, Melanie Myers (author)

Meet me at Lennon's, Melanie Myers (author)

Label
Meet me at Lennon's
Title
Meet me at Lennon's
Statement of responsibility
Melanie Myers (author)
Title variation
Meet me at Lennons
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A sweeping multilayered novel that amplifies the voices of women who 'entertained' US troops in Brisbane during World War II. As university student Olivia Wells sets out on her quest to find an unpublished manuscript by Gloria Graham - a now obscure mid-twentieth century feminist and writer - she unwittingly uncovers details about a young woman found murdered. Strangled with a nylon stocking in the mangroves on the banks of the river in wartime Brisbane, the case soon became known as the river girl murder. Olivia's detective work exposes the sinister side of that city in 1943, flush with greenbacks and nylons, jealousy and violence brewing between the Australian and US soldiers, which eventually boiled over into the infamous Battle of Brisbane. Olivia soon discovers that the diggers didn't just reserve their anger for the US forces - they also took it out on the women they perceived as traitors, the ones who dared to consort with US soldiers. Can Olivia rewrite history to bring justice to the river girl whose life was so brutally taken? Even if the past can't be changed, is it possible to undo history's erasure?
Summary
As university student Olivia Wells sets out on her quest to find an unpublished manuscript by Gloria Graham - a now obscure mid-twentieth century feminist and writer - she unwittingly uncovers details about a young woman found murdered. Strangled with a nylon stocking in the mangroves on the banks of the river in wartime Brisbane, the case soon became known as the river girl murder. Olivia's detective work exposes the sinister side of that city in 1943, flush with greenbacks and nylons, jealously and violence brewing between the Australian and US soldiers, which eventually boiled over into the infamous Battle of Brisbane. Olivia soon discovers that the diggers didn't just reserve their anger for the US forces - they also took it out on the women they perceived as traitors, the ones who dared to consort with US soldiers. Can Olivia rewrite history to bring justice to the river girl whose life was so brutally taken? Even if the past can't be changed, is it possible to undo history's erasure?
Theme
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10796695
Cataloging source
AU@
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Myers, Melanie
Dewey number
A823.4
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
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True
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  • World War, 1939-1945
  • College students
  • Murder
  • Murder
  • Americans
  • Women
  • Brisbane (Qld.)
Target audience
general
Label
Meet me at Lennon's, Melanie Myers (author)
Instantiates
Publication
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Prepublication record (machine generated from publisher information)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000065195000
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
265 pages
Isbn
9780702263750
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1096298239
Label
Meet me at Lennon's, Melanie Myers (author)
Publication
Note
Prepublication record (machine generated from publisher information)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000065195000
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
265 pages
Isbn
9780702263750
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1096298239

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