The Resource Quicksand, Steve Toltz

Quicksand, Steve Toltz

Label
Quicksand
Title
Quicksand
Statement of responsibility
Steve Toltz
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Aldo has been so relentlessly unlucky -- in business, in love, in life -- that the universe seems to have taken against him personally. Even Liam, his best friend, describes him as 'a well-known parasite and failure'. Aldo has always faced the future with optimism and despair in equal measure, but this last twist of fate may finally have brought him undone. There's hope, but not for Aldo. Liam hasn't been doing much better himself: a failed writer with a rocky marriage and a dangerous job he never wanted. But something good may come out of Aldo's lowest point. Liam may finally have found his inspiration. Together, maybe they can turn bad luck into an art form. What begins as a document of Aldo's disasters develops into a profound story of love lost, found and betrayed; of freedom and incarceration; of suffering and transcendence; of fate, faith and friendship; of taking risks -- in art, work, love and life -- and finding inspiration in all the wrong places. Quicksand is a fearlessly funny, outrageously inventive dark comedy that looks contemporary life unblinkingly in the eye. It confirms Steve Toltz as one of our most original and insightful novelists
Summary
Liam, a policeman and aspiring author, looks for inspiration to his best friend, Aldo, a hapless criminal with a knack for misfortunes who is trying to win back his ex-wife
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
Russell Prize for Humour Writing (Australia), 2017.
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10443722
Cataloging source
ANL
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1972-
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Toltz, Steve
Dewey number
823.92
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Interpersonal relations
  • Fortune
  • Friendship
  • Life
  • Risk-taking (Psychology)
  • Australian fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
Quicksand, Steve Toltz
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000054505089
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
435 pages
Isbn
9781926428680
System control number
(OCoLC)897891978
Label
Quicksand, Steve Toltz
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000054505089
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
435 pages
Isbn
9781926428680
System control number
(OCoLC)897891978

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