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The Resource Spinifex & sunflowers, Avan Judd Stallard

Spinifex & sunflowers, Avan Judd Stallard

Label
Spinifex & sunflowers
Title
Spinifex & sunflowers
Statement of responsibility
Avan Judd Stallard
Title variation
Spinifex and sunflowers
Creator
Author
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 centre. 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
AU@
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Stallard, Avan Judd
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
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True
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  • Interpersonal relations
  • Alien detention centers
  • Detention of persons
  • Inmate guards
  • Refugees
Target audience
adult
Label
Spinifex & sunflowers, Avan Judd Stallard
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Paperback
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
000060438146
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
340 pages
Isbn
9781925164992
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)995164062
Label
Spinifex & sunflowers, Avan Judd Stallard
Publication
Copyright
Note
Paperback
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
000060438146
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
340 pages
Isbn
9781925164992
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)995164062

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