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The Resource Sleeping dogs, Sonya Hartnett

Sleeping dogs, Sonya Hartnett

Label
Sleeping dogs
Title
Sleeping dogs
Statement of responsibility
Sonya Hartnett
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The misantrhopic, sadistic father of five children, ages 12 to 25, Griffin Willow runs a trailer park on his dilapidated farm in rural Australia. Isolated from all outside influences, even the neighboring small town, the Willow family has created its own oppressive, sheltered, and decaying world. Despite abuse from their father and a silent, withdrawn mother, all five children live at home and help run the trailer park. Twenty-three-year old Michelle and her younger brother Jordan have found solace in an incestuous relationship, which they carefully conceal from their parents. When Box Fox, an itinerant artist, comes to stay at the park, their fifteen-year-old brother, Oliver, accidently reveals their secret. So begins an agonizing, irreveresible progression of violence and betrayal
Theme
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • Kathleen Mitchell Award for Young Writers, 1996.
  • Victorian Premier's Literary Awards, Prize for Young Adult Fiction, 1996.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
078545
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1968-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hartnett, Sonya
Dewey number
823
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 9
  • 12
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Artists
  • Incest
  • Rural families
  • Dysfunctional families
  • Family violence
  • Brothers and sisters
  • Family secrets
  • Mobile home parks
  • Australia
Target audience
adolescent
Label
Sleeping dogs, Sonya Hartnett
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
067761
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
129 p.
Isbn
9780670860043
Label
Sleeping dogs, Sonya Hartnett
Publication
Control code
067761
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
129 p.
Isbn
9780670860043

Library Locations

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