The Resource Sign, Colin Dray

Sign, Colin Dray

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Sign
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Colin Dray
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Sam is a young boy recovering from an operation that has left him unable to speak ever again. He lives with his mother and sister Katie, all dutifully cared for by Aunt Dettie, their father's sister, who believes herself sympathetic to his pain. Their father abandoned the family some time ago, but when their mother begins to date again, Aunt Dettie reacts very badly. After an unexpected phone call, Aunt Dettie packs Sam and Katie into the backseat of her car and tells them that she's taking them to Perth to be reunited with their father. As Dettie drives the children across Australia in the middle of a sweltering and dangerous bushfire season, her behaviour becomes increasingly erratic, and the children begin to realise that there is something very wrong. Voiceless, Sam can only watch helplessly as the family trip becomes a smoke-filled nightmare
Summary
A captivating novel full of strength, quiet courage and the struggle to overcome silence. Sam is a young boy recovering from an operation that has left him unable to speak ever again. He lives with his mother and sister Katie, all dutifully cared for by Aunt Dettie, their father's sister, who believes herself sympathetic to his pain. Their father abandoned the family some time ago, but when their mother begins to date again, Aunt Dettie reacts very badly. After an unexpected phone call, Aunt Dettie packs Sam and Katie into the backseat of her car and tells them that she's taking them to Perth to be reunited with their father. As Dettie drives the children across Australia in the middle of a sweltering and dangerous bushfire season, her behaviour becomes increasingly erratic, and the children begin to realise that there is something very wrong. Voiceless, Sam can only watch helplessly as the family trip becomes a smoke-filled nightmare
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Tone
Character
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10639749
Cataloging source
VDGV
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Dray, Colin
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Absentee fathers
  • Automobile travel
  • Families
  • Dysfunctional families
  • Wildfires
  • Families
  • Children
  • Wildfires
  • Broken homes
  • Aunts
  • Mute persons
Target audience
adult
Label
Sign, Colin Dray
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Publication
Copyright
Note
"Sometimes even the best intentions can lead you down a very dangerous road"--Cover
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
000061465264
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
341 pages
Isbn
9781760294731
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1007570643
Label
Sign, Colin Dray
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Sometimes even the best intentions can lead you down a very dangerous road"--Cover
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
000061465264
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
341 pages
Isbn
9781760294731
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1007570643

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