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The Resource Shell, Kristina Olsson (author)

Shell, Kristina Olsson (author)

Label
Shell
Title
Shell
Statement of responsibility
Kristina Olsson (author)
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In 1965 as Danish architect Jørn Utzon's striking vision for the Sydney Opera House transforms the skyline and unleashes a storm of controversy, the shadow of the Vietnam War and a deadly lottery threaten to tear the country apart. Journalist Pearl Keogh, exiled to the women's pages after being photographed at an anti-war protest, is desperate to find her two missing brothers and save them from the draft. Axel Lindquist, a visionary young glass artist from Sweden, is obsessed with creating a unique work that will do justice to Utzon's towering masterpiece. In this big, bold and hauntingly beautiful portrait of art and life, Shell captures a world on the brink of seismic change though the eyes of two unforgettable characters caught in the eye of the storm
Summary
A Swedish glassmaker and a fiercely independent Australian journalist are thrown together amidst the turmoil of the 1960s and the dawning of a new modern era
Theme
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Award
Librarians' Choice (Australia), 2018
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10732653
Cataloging source
AU@
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1956-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Olsson, Kristina
Dewey number
823.92
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Utzon, Jørn
  • Sydney Opera House
  • Sydney Opera House
  • Sculptors
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • Missing persons
  • Swedes
  • Art and society
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • Brothers and sisters
  • Draft
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • Glass artists
  • Women journalists
  • Women journalists
  • Glass artists
  • Sydney (N.S.W.)
  • Sydney (N.S.W.)
  • Sydney (N.S.W.)
  • Sydney (N.S.W.)
  • Sydney (N.S.W.)
Target audience
adult
Label
Shell, Kristina Olsson (author)
Instantiates
Publication
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Prepublication record (machine generated from publisher information)
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
000062960469
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
374 pages
Isbn
9781925685329
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1040270685
Label
Shell, Kristina Olsson (author)
Publication
Note
Prepublication record (machine generated from publisher information)
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
000062960469
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
374 pages
Isbn
9781925685329
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1040270685

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