The Resource Razorhurst

Razorhurst

Label
Razorhurst
Title
Razorhurst
Statement of responsibility
Justine Larbalestier
Title variation
Razor Hurst
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The setting: 1932, Razorhurst. Two competing mob bosses - Gloriana Nelson and Mr Davidson - have reached a fragile peace. Kelpie knows the dangers of the Sydney streets. Ghosts have kept her alive, steering her to food and safety, but they are also her torment. Dymphna is Gloriana Nelson's 'best girl'. She knows the highs and lows of life, but she doesn't know what this day has in store for her. When Dymphna meets Kelpie over the corpse of Jimmy Palmer, Dymphna's latest boyfriend, she pronounces herself Kelpie's new protector. But Dymphna's life is in danger too and she needs an ally. And while Jimmy's ghost wants to help, the dead cannot protect the living. Gloriana Nelson's kingdom is crumbling and Mr Davidson is determined to have all of Razorhurst - including Dymphna. As loyalties shift and betrayal threatens at every turn, Dymphna and Kelpie are determined to survive what is becoming a day with a high body count. 'Vivid and bloody and bold and fast; I feel like Razorhurst is in my bones now.' Elizabeth Gilbert
Summary
In 1932, in Sydney's deadly Razorhurst neighborhood, where crime and razor-wielding men rule, two girls with contrasting lives who share the ability to see ghosts meet over a dead body and find themselves on the run from mob bosses
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • Aurealis Awards, Best Horror Novel, 2014.
  • Children's Book Council of Australia: Notable Australian Children's Book
  • YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults, 2016.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10381923
Cataloging source
ANL
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Larbalestier, Justine
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
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590
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 9
  • 12
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Supernatural Fiction
  • Young Adult Fiction
  • Crime & Thriller
Target audience
adolescent
Label
Razorhurst
Instantiates
Control code
BORROWBOX:AAU_073796
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9781743437728
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Razorhurst
Control code
BORROWBOX:AAU_073796
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9781743437728
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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