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The Resource On Brunswick ground, Catherine de Saint Phalle

On Brunswick ground, Catherine de Saint Phalle

Label
On Brunswick ground
Title
On Brunswick ground
Statement of responsibility
Catherine de Saint Phalle
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In the Melbourne suburb of Brunswick, a female narrator, who remains unnamed is trying to come to terms with the absence of Jack, the man she loves. In a bar she meets Bernice, a radio personality, in her late thirties and flirting with IVF. Finding a job as a gardener, she discovers that her co-worker, Mitali, has an unresolved mourning that attracts other deaths into its orbit. Later on, she befriends the resolutely mysterious bar owner, Sarah, and her daughter, Mary, who has, for potent (and as yet unrevealed) reasons, converted to Islam and donned a burqa. The lives of these women are characterised by love and loss, and are woven together by their shared grieving at the senseless murder of Jill Meagher. On Brunswick Ground traverses the world of longing, grief and personal loss with an assured and literary touch. It is a novel that is also heart-warming, and affirming. Catherine de Saint Phalle truly understands the surprising ways in which tragedy and loss can tighten the bonds of friendship and of a community
Summary
In the Melbourne suburb of Brunswick, a female narrator, who remains unnamed is trying to come to terms with the absence of Jack, the man she loves. In a bar she meets Bernice, a radio personality, in her late thirties and flirting with IVF. Finding a job as a gardener, she discovers that her co-worker, Mitali, has an unresolved mourning that attracts other deaths into its orbit. Later on, she befriends the resolutely mysterious bar owner, Sarah, and her daughter, Mary, who has, for potent (and as yet unrevealed) reasons, converted to Islam and donned a burqa. The lives of these women are characterised by love and loss, and are woven together by their shared grieving at the senseless murder of Jill Meagher. On Brunswick Ground traverses the world of longing, grief and personal loss with an assured and literary touch. It is a novel that is also heart-warming, and affirming. Catherine de Saint Phalle truly understands the surprising ways in which tragedy and loss can tighten the bonds of friendship and of a community
Theme
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10446866
Cataloging source
YDXCP
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1956-
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Saint Phalle, Catherine de
Dewey number
823.3
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Australian fiction
  • Women
  • Female friendship
  • Bereavement
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Friendship
  • Brunswick (Vic.)
Target audience
adult
Label
On Brunswick ground, Catherine de Saint Phalle
Instantiates
Publication
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
000054853098
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
200 pages
Isbn
9781921924873
Lccn
2015375208
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)905525135
Label
On Brunswick ground, Catherine de Saint Phalle
Publication
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
000054853098
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
200 pages
Isbn
9781921924873
Lccn
2015375208
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)905525135

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