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The Resource Minotaur, Peter Goldsworthy

Minotaur, Peter Goldsworthy

Label
Minotaur
Title
Minotaur
Statement of responsibility
Peter Goldsworthy
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Detective Sergeant Rick Zadow is angry, unmotivated, unwashed, unkempt, and almost entirely reliant on his guide dog, Scout, and voice-controlled personal assistant Siri to make it through each day: one a voice without a body, the other a body without a voice. Left blind after a bullet wound to the head two years before, he is caught up in a workers' compensation battle between two psychiatrists - one acting for him, and one appointed by WorkCover - over how much compo he should be awarded. Reminders of his former life keep on tripping Rick up. His wife has moved out, and another former passion of his life - a legendary Ducati motorbike he was halfway through restoring - sits abandoned in the back shed. All of which is the background to the central story: the breakout from jail of the man who shot him, and who is seeking to finish the job . . . Part laugh-out-loud comedy, part deadly serious study of revenge, part love story, this unique novel from one of our finest writers is also a slow, crabwise journey of self-discovery. As Rick navigates his sense-world (smell, sound, touch, taste . . . and finally, sight), there is a sixth sense he must also learn to trust - his gut instinct - which might just turn out to be his best
Summary
Peter Goldsworthy's new novel features a blind detective determined to deliver justice to the man who shot him, even though his failed assassin has broken out of jail and is equally determined to finish the job. Cleverly structured around the five senses, and with the action confined to one week, it's pacey and taut, with the cat-and-mouse tension leavened by lighter interludes.
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10782645
Cataloging source
AU@
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1951-
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Goldsworthy, Peter
Dewey number
A823.4
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
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True
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  • Police
  • Blindness
  • Blind
  • Ex-police officers
  • Stalking victims
Target audience
general
Label
Minotaur, Peter Goldsworthy
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000064493415
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
326 pages
Isbn
9780143795698
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)1078403971
Label
Minotaur, Peter Goldsworthy
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000064493415
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
326 pages
Isbn
9780143795698
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)1078403971

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