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The Resource The Natural Way of Things

The Natural Way of Things

Label
The Natural Way of Things
Title
The Natural Way of Things
Statement of responsibility
Charlotte Wood
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Language
eng
Summary
She hears her own thick voice deep inside her ears when she says, ‘I need to know where I am.’ The man stands there, tall and narrow, hand still on the doorknob, surprised. He says, almost in sympathy, ‘Oh, sweetie. You need to know what you are.’Two women awaken from a drugged sleep to find themselves imprisoned in a broken-down property in the middle of nowhere. Strangers to each other, they have no idea where they are or how they came to be there with eight other girls, forced to wear strange uniforms, their heads shaved, guarded by two inept yet vicious armed jailers and a 'nurse'.The girls all have something in common, but what is it? What crime has brought them here from the city? Who is the mysterious security company responsible for this desolate place with its brutal rules, its total isolation from the contemporary world? Doing hard labour under a sweltering sun, the prisoners soon learn what links them: in each girl's past is a sexual scandal with a powerful man. They pray for rescue—but when the food starts running out it becomes clear that the jailers have also become the jailed. The girls can only rescue themselves.With extraordinary echoes of ‘The Handmaid's Tale’ and ‘Lord of the Flies’, ‘The Natural Way of Things’ is a compulsively readable, scarifying and deeply moving contemporary novel. It confirms Charlotte Wood's position as one of our most thoughtful, provocative and fearless truth-tellers, as she unflinchingly reveals us and our world to ourselves
Summary
Confined to a stark compound in the Australian Outback, Yolanda and Veria forge a bond, powerful enough to bring down the senseless system that brought them there
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Award
  • Prime Minister's Literary Awards: Fiction, 2016.
  • Stella Prize, 2016.
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10452060
Cataloging source
NOV
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1965-
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Wood, Charlotte
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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Literary Fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
The Natural Way of Things
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Control code
BORROWBOX:AAU_156946
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781925268317
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Natural Way of Things
Control code
BORROWBOX:AAU_156946
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781925268317
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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
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