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The Resource Spinifex & Sunflowers

Spinifex & Sunflowers

Label
Spinifex & Sunflowers
Title
Spinifex & Sunflowers
Statement of responsibility
Avan Judd Stallard
Title variation
Spinifex & sunflowers
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Nick Harris has been drifting for years – until the day he finds himself amid red dirt and razor wire, a refugee-prison guard in a detention center. Nick is no crusader and no bleeding-heart. He's just a man in debt who needs a job. Time passes slowly behind the wire, no matter who you are. To distract themselves, the asylum seekers tell Nick about their lives and cultures, and the families they have left behind. They steal from him with good humour, and swear at him with bad. Nick breaks all the rules: slacking off when he guards the cordial machine, swimming with crocodiles, brawling with locals, romancing workmates. And then there is the cardinal sin – becoming friends with the detainees. —- The novel is a realistic window into the hidden world of immigration detention centres, drawn from the experience of a former guard. It is one man's vision, looking through the wire at the people locked inside our desert prisons, and looking out at the people who put them there
Tone
Writing style
Award
Librarians' Choice (Australia), 2018.
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10614159
Cataloging source
ANL
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Stallard, Avan Judd
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Fiction
  • Literature
Target audience
adult
Label
Spinifex & Sunflowers
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:9ec58296-b6a6-40a1-ae23-32602fdb9a09
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781925591002
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Spinifex & Sunflowers
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:9ec58296-b6a6-40a1-ae23-32602fdb9a09
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781925591002
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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