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The Resource Tarcutta wake : stories, Josephine Rowe

Tarcutta wake : stories, Josephine Rowe

Label
Tarcutta wake : stories
Title
Tarcutta wake
Title remainder
stories
Statement of responsibility
Josephine Rowe
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In this collection of short stories, the author explores the idea of things that are left behind: souvenirs and scars, or memories, values and prejudice. A mother drives north to Brisbane with her young sons, who watch her and try to decipher her buried grief; two photographers document a nation's guilt in pictures of its people's hands; in Western Australia an underground club plays jazz to nostalgic patrons dreaming of America's deep south; a young woman struggles to define herself among the litter of objects an old lover left behind; an artist's model aches from posing while the artist draws shipwrecked boats along the lines of her spine. Rowe captures everyday life in restrained poetic prose, exploring themes of collective memory and guilt, permanence and impermanence, and inherited beliefs
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
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10160967
Cataloging source
ANL
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1984-
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Rowe, Josephine
Dewey number
823.4
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Loss (Psychology)
  • Life change events
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Life
Target audience
adult
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stories
Label
Tarcutta wake : stories, Josephine Rowe
Instantiates
Publication
Contents
Brisbane -- The tank -- Adeline -- Cotton -- All you really have to do is be here -- In the mornings we would sometimes hear him singing -- The taxidermist's wife -- Vending machine at the end of the world -- Dixieland -- Belonging to Sonja -- Suitable for a lampshade -- Treacherous -- View -- Swan dive -- Hotels -- Heart of gold -- Raising the wreck -- Repairs -- House -- Into the arms of the parade -- Souvenirs -- Scar from a trick with a knife -- Sometimes beautiful, sometimes magical -- St Leonards Avenue -- Tracutta wake
Control code
000049509398
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
104 p.
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780702249303
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Label
Tarcutta wake : stories, Josephine Rowe
Publication
Contents
Brisbane -- The tank -- Adeline -- Cotton -- All you really have to do is be here -- In the mornings we would sometimes hear him singing -- The taxidermist's wife -- Vending machine at the end of the world -- Dixieland -- Belonging to Sonja -- Suitable for a lampshade -- Treacherous -- View -- Swan dive -- Hotels -- Heart of gold -- Raising the wreck -- Repairs -- House -- Into the arms of the parade -- Souvenirs -- Scar from a trick with a knife -- Sometimes beautiful, sometimes magical -- St Leonards Avenue -- Tracutta wake
Control code
000049509398
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
104 p.
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780702249303
Isbn Type
(pbk.)

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