The Resource The Mountain

The Mountain

Label
The Mountain
Title
The Mountain
Statement of responsibility
Drusilla Modjeska
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
'A novel as intricate and powerful as the bark-cloth paintings at its heart' -- Anna FunderIn 1968 Papua New Guinea is on the brink of independence, and everything is about to change. Amidst the turmoil filmmaker Leonard arrives from England with his Dutch wife, Rika, to study and film an isolated village high in the mountains. The villagers' customs and art have been passed down through generations, and Rika is immediately struck by their paintings on a cloth made of bark.Rika and Leonard are also confronted with the new university in Moresby, where intellectual ambition and the idealism of youth are creating friction among locals such as Milton - a hot-headed young playwright - and visiting westerners, such as Martha, to whom Rika becomes close. But it is when Rika meets brothers Jacob and Aaron that all their lives are changed for ever.Drusilla Modjeska's sweeping novel takes us deep into this fascinating, complex country, whose culture and people cannot escape the march of modernity that threatens to overwhelm them. It is a riveting story of love, loss, grief and betrayal.'The Mountain is at once a luminous work of fiction and an anatomy of ideas of light and enlightenment. In the entwinement of large and smaller histories Modjeska brings her honed talents to the creation of a multifarious, extraordinary and dazzling novel that feels nothing like a debut'. -- Weekend Australian
Summary
In 1968 Papua New Guinea is on the brink of independence, and everything is about to change. Amidst the turmoil filmmaker Leonard arrives from England with his Dutch wife, Rika, to study and film an isolated village high in the mountains
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
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10120435
Cataloging source
ANL
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Modjeska, Drusilla
Dewey number
823.4
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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  • Fiction
  • Literature
Target audience
adult
Label
The Mountain
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:97a2882d-f416-4ee6-9ab3-09c0686ec37d
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781742756387
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Mountain
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:97a2882d-f416-4ee6-9ab3-09c0686ec37d
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781742756387
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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