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The Resource Relatively Famous

Relatively Famous

Label
Relatively Famous
Title
Relatively Famous
Statement of responsibility
Roger Averill
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Michael and Majorie Madigan refuse to be interviewed by biographer Sinclair Hughes for his new book Inside the Lion's Den: The Literary Life of Gilbert Madigan. This is not surprising as Gilbert is Marjorie's ex- husband and Michael's mostly absent father.In Roger Averill's brilliantly conceived new novel, Relatively Famous, Gilbert Madigan is Australia's first Booker Prize winner, a feted and much lauded author that the U.K. and U.S. now likes to call their own. Michael cannot escape his father's life and work, and at times his own life seems swallowed by it. His father's success is a source of undeniable pleasure but also of great turmoil. How does one live in the shadow of a famous relative who we never seem to be able to live up to?In a world increasingly obsessed with fame and celebrity, this engrossing novel subtly explores notions of success , masculinity, betrayal and loss, and ultimately what it might mean to live a good life
Summary
Michael and Majorie Madigan refuse to be interviewed by biographer Sinclair Hughes for his new book Inside the Lion's Den: The Literary Life of Gilbert Madigan. This is not surprising as Gilbert is Marjorie's ex- husband and Michael's mostly absent father. Relatively Famous, Gilbert Madigan is Australia's first Booker Prize winner, a feted and much lauded author that the U.K. and U.S. now likes to call their own. Michael cannot escape his father's life and work, and at times his own life seems swallowed by it. His father's success is a source of undeniable pleasure but also of great turmoil. How does one live in the shadow of a famous relative who we never seem to be able to live up to?
Theme
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10680772
Cataloging source
NWPL
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Averill, Roger
Dewey number
823.4
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Fiction
  • Literature
Target audience
adult
Label
Relatively Famous
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Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:8d4feffe-a2e7-4e57-9127-264103d42efa
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781925760019
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Relatively Famous
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:8d4feffe-a2e7-4e57-9127-264103d42efa
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781925760019
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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