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The Resource Moving Among Strangers

Moving Among Strangers

Label
Moving Among Strangers
Title
Moving Among Strangers
Statement of responsibility
Gabrielle Carey
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Two literary lives defined by storytelling and secrets As her mother Joan lies dying, Gabrielle Carey writes a letter to Joan's childhood friend, the reclusive novelist Randolph Stow. This letter sets in motion a literary pilgrimage that reveals long-buried family secrets. Like her mother, Stow had grown up in Western Australia. After early literary success and a Miles Franklin Award win in 1958 for his novel To the Islands, he left for England and a life of self-imposed exile. Living most of her life on the east coast, Gabrielle was also estranged from her family's west Australian roots, but never questioned why. A devoted fan of Stow's writing, she becomes fascinated by his connection with her extended family, but before she can meet him he dies. With only a few pieces of correspondence to guide her, Gabrielle embarks on a journey from the red-dirt landscape of Western Australia to the English seaside town of Harwich in a quest to understand her family's past and Stow's place in it. Moving Among Strangers is a celebration of one of Australia's most enigmatic and visionary writers
Tone
Writing style
Award
Prime Minister's Literary Awards: Nonfiction, 2014.
Biography type
contains biographical information
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10277537
Cataloging source
ANL
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1959-
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Carey, Gabrielle
Dewey number
306.85092
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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  • Biography & Autobiography
  • Nonfiction
Target audience
adult
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Randolph Stow and my family
Label
Moving Among Strangers
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:4070a04a-3ea2-4b51-b6b8-03f98ea147bd
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780702251870
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Moving Among Strangers
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:4070a04a-3ea2-4b51-b6b8-03f98ea147bd
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780702251870
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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