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The Resource Pretty girls, Lisa Portolan & Samantha McDonald

Pretty girls, Lisa Portolan & Samantha McDonald

Label
Pretty girls
Title
Pretty girls
Statement of responsibility
Lisa Portolan & Samantha McDonald
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Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Pretty Girls is a visceral narrative of violence, personal tragedy and female resilience set against the backdrop of one of Australia's most politically charged communities, Redfern, where sinister racial tensions underpin everything. Evie is a woman in her mid-thirties who returns to her hometown to meet with her dying father. In coming back to the place where she grew up she has to revisit her history of violence, the death of her mother, the suicide of her brother and the domestic violence that occurred in her home. Her father only has a short time to live, she expects to find him a changed man. But he's not. He's unrepentant and unapologetic for his actions. Evie has to reclaim her story, she's not just a pretty girl, she won't just sit down, be quiet, stay still but getting there is more than tough, more than an ordeal, it's a mammoth display of tenacity and strength. Pretty Girls is ultimately a story of triumph. Evie rises from the ashes of a hellish past and re-writes her story. There is a part of Evie in every woman and Pretty Girls seeks to start a movement, #iamevie
Cataloging source
YDX
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Portolan, Lisa
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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McDonald, Samantha
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  • Dysfunctional families
  • Racism
  • Family violence
  • Women
  • Family violence
  • Women
  • Dysfunctional families
  • Racism
  • Drug abuse
  • Abusive men
  • New South Wales
  • Redfern (N.S.W.)
Label
Pretty girls, Lisa Portolan & Samantha McDonald
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Currently being developed into an Australian feature film."--Cover
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
000067154512
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
261 pages
Isbn
9781922265876
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1150023836
Label
Pretty girls, Lisa Portolan & Samantha McDonald
Publication
Note
"Currently being developed into an Australian feature film."--Cover
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
000067154512
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
261 pages
Isbn
9781922265876
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1150023836

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