The Resource Storyland, Catherine McKinnon

Storyland, Catherine McKinnon

Label
Storyland
Title
Storyland
Statement of responsibility
Catherine McKinnon
Title variation
Story land
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
An ambitious, remarkable and moving novel about who we are: our past, present and future, and our connection to this land. In 1796, a young cabin boy, Will Martin, goes on a voyage of discovery in the Tom Thumb with Matthew Flinders and Mr Bass: two men and a boy in a tiny boat on an exploratory journey south from Sydney Cove to the Illawarra, full of hope and dreams, daring and fearfulness. Set on the banks of Lake Illawarra and spanning four centuries, Storyland is a unique and compelling novel of people and place - which tells in essence the story of Australia. Told in an unfurling narrative of interlinking stories, in a style reminiscent of David Mitchell's Cloud Atlas, McKinnon weaves together the stories of Will Martin together with the stories of four others: a desperate ex-convict, Hawker, who commits an act of terrible brutality; Lola, who in 1900 runs a dairy farm on the Illawarra with her brother and sister, when they come under suspicion for a crime they did not commit; Bel, a young girl who goes on a rafting adventure with her friends in 1998 and is unexpectedly caught up in violent events; and in 2033, Nada, who sees her world start to crumble apart. Intriguingly, all these characters are all connected - not only through the same land and water they inhabit over the decades, but also by tendrils of blood, history, memory and property. Compelling, thrilling and ambitious, Storyland is our story, the story of Australia
Summary
In 1796, young cabin boy Will Martin goes on a voyage of discovery in the Tom Thumb with Matthew Flinders and Mr Bass: two men and a boy in a tiny boat on an exploratory journey south from Sydney Cove to the Illawarra, full of hope and dreams, daring and fearfulness.
Storyline
Writing style
Award
Librarians' Choice (Australia), 2017
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10563138
Cataloging source
AU@
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Mckinnon, Catherine
Dewey number
823.4
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Australia
Target audience
adult
Label
Storyland, Catherine McKinnon
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • cartographic image
Content type code
cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000058582586
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
382 pages
Isbn
9781460752326
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)958088747
Label
Storyland, Catherine McKinnon
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • cartographic image
Content type code
cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000058582586
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
382 pages
Isbn
9781460752326
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)958088747

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