The Resource Oyster

Oyster

Label
Oyster
Title
Oyster
Statement of responsibility
Janette Turner Hospital
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Stories do insist on being told. Even the stories of hidden lives and towns and opal reefs. By cunning intention, and sometimes by discreet bribery (or other dispatch) of government surveyors, the opal-mining town Outer Maroo has kept itself off maps. And yet people do stumble into town, because the seduction of nowhere is hard to resist. Two strangers reach Outer Maroo, searching for a stepdaughter and son who have mysteriously disappeared. there is a heavy, guilty feeling to the hot, parched-dry town. Mercy Given and Old Jess (everyone calls her Old Silence) watch from Ma and Bill Beresford's store. On the verandah of Bernie's Last Chance, the drinkers wait to take stock of the foreigners, before they return to their cattle properties or their sheep stations or to their stake-outs in the opal fields. Dukke Prophet crosses the street from the Living Word Gospel Hall. Young Alice Godwin whimpers. Outer Maroo. Population 87. Here two opposing cultures - the rough-diamond, boozing, fiercely individualistic bush folk and the teetotaller, church-going fundamentalists - used to coexist peaceably. Until the arrival of the cult messiah Oyster
Summary
Two strangers arrive in an opal mining town in the remote Australian Outback, a place where the rough-hewn bushfolk square off against religious fundamentalists, searching for a stepdaughter and a son who have mysteriously disappeared
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
New York Times Notable Book, 1998
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
003524
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1942-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hospital, Janette Turner
Dewey number
823
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Contemporary Fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
Oyster
Instantiates
Control code
BORROWBOX:HCP_159774
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9780730444671
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Oyster
Control code
BORROWBOX:HCP_159774
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9780730444671
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

    • Lionel Bowen Library and Community CentreBorrow it
      669-673 Anzac Parade, Marouba, NSW, 2035, AU
      -33.938111 151.237977
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