The Resource The Forrests

The Forrests

Label
The Forrests
Title
The Forrests
Statement of responsibility
Emily Perkins
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
LONGLISTED FOR THE WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2013Dorothy Forrest is immersed in the sensory world around her; she lives in the flickering moment. From the age of seven, when her odd, disenfranchised family moves from New York City to the wide skies of Auckland, to the very end of her life, this is her great gift and possible misfortune. Through the wilderness of a commune, to falling in love, to early marriage and motherhood, from the glorious anguish of parenting to the loss of everything worked for and the unexpected return of love, Dorothy is swept along by time. Her family looms and recedes; revelations come to light; death changes everything, but somehow life remains as potent as it ever was, and the joy in just being won't let her go. In a narrative that shifts and moves, growing as wild as the characters, The Forrests is an extraordinary literary achievement. A novel that sings with colour and memory, it speaks of family and time, dysfunction, ageing and loneliness, about heat, youth, and how life can change if 'you're lucky enough to be around for it'
Summary
The story of the Forrest family, as seen through the eyes of middle daughter Dorothy, who was only seven when the family relocated from New York City to Auckland, New Zealand.
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10126012
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1970-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Perkins, Emily
Dewey number
823.914
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fiction
  • Literature
Target audience
adult
Label
The Forrests
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:3a5a2cd7-0922-425b-a389-578e4f0db766
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9781408830017
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Forrests
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:3a5a2cd7-0922-425b-a389-578e4f0db766
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9781408830017
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

    • Lionel Bowen Library and Community CentreBorrow it
      669-673 Anzac Parade, Marouba, NSW, 2035, AU
      -33.938111 151.237977
Processing Feedback ...