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The Resource Shadowboxing, Tony Birch

Shadowboxing, Tony Birch

Label
Shadowboxing
Title
Shadowboxing
Statement of responsibility
Tony Birch
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Shadowboxing is a collection of ten linked stories in the life of a boy growing up in the inner-Melbourne suburb of Fitzroy in the 1960s. A beautifully rendered time capsule, it captures a period of decay, turmoil and change through innocent, unblinking eyes. Michael's family, led by his long-suffering mother, live as though under siege, surviving his father's drinking and rage as well as the forces of 'urban renewal'. Their neighbourhood is a world of simple pleasures as well as random brutality; of family life and love as well as violence and tragedy. As Michael experiences all this with a combination of wonder and fear, he matures into a sensitive adult who can forgive but never forget.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
295647
Cataloging source
ANL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1957-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Birch, Tony
Dewey number
823.4
Index
no index present
Literary form
short stories
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Short stories, Australian
  • Family
  • Mother and child
Target audience
adult
Label
Shadowboxing, Tony Birch
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
000028660660
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
178 p.
Isbn
9781920769703
Isbn Type
:
Label
Shadowboxing, Tony Birch
Publication
Control code
000028660660
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
178 p.
Isbn
9781920769703
Isbn Type
:

Library Locations

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