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The Resource Stone Sky Gold Mountain, Mirandi Riwoe

Stone Sky Gold Mountain, Mirandi Riwoe

Label
Stone Sky Gold Mountain
Title
Stone Sky Gold Mountain
Statement of responsibility
Mirandi Riwoe
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Set during the gold-rush era in Australia, this beautifully written historical novel about Chinese diggers in North Queensland is full of unforgettable characters, and explores timeless questions of exile, belonging and identity. Tragic family circumstances force siblings Ying and Lai Yue to flee their home in China to seek their fortunes in North Queensland. Life on the gold fields is hard, and they soon abandon the diggings and head to nearby Maytown. Once there, Lai Yue finds a job as a carrier on expeditions, taking him far away from his sister. Ying remains in the township, where she works in a local store and strikes up an unlikely friendship with Meriem, a young white woman with a troubled past. Maytown is a place where violence frequently erupts and, when a serious crime is committed, suspicion falls on all those who are considered outsiders. Evoking the rich, unfolding tapestry of Australian life in the late nineteenth century, Stone Sky Gold Mountain is a heartbreaking and timeless story about those exiled from family and place who encounter discrimination yet yearn for acceptance
Summary
Family circumstances force siblings Ying and Lai Yue to flee their home in China to seek their fortunes in Australia. Life on the gold fields is hard, and they soon abandon the diggings and head to nearby Maytown. Once there, Lai Yue finds a job as a carrier on an overland expedition, while Ying finds work in a local store and strikes up a friendship with Meriem, a young white woman with her own troubled past. When a serious crime is committed, suspicion falls on all those who are considered outsiders. Evoking the rich, unfolding tapestry of Australian life in the late nineteenth century, Stone Sky Gold Mountain is a heartbreaking and universal story about the exiled and displaced, about those who encounter discrimination yet yearn for acceptance.
Theme
Storyline
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10847914
Cataloging source
AU@
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Riwoe, Mirandi
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Chinese
  • Brothers and sisters
  • Families
  • Identity (Psychology)
  • Gold mines and mining
  • Australia
Target audience
adult
Label
Stone Sky Gold Mountain, Mirandi Riwoe
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
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
000066158766
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
254 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780702262739
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1124073849
Label
Stone Sky Gold Mountain, Mirandi Riwoe
Publication
Copyright
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
000066158766
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
254 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780702262739
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1124073849

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