The Resource The Point

The Point

Label
The Point
Title
The Point
Statement of responsibility
Marion Halligan
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A beautifully crafted novel about appetite, desire and murder from award-winning writer Marion Halligan.On a promontory in a lake within a city built by the famed architect Walter Burley Griffin and his wife Marion Mahony, rises an elegant glass confection which is home to the best restaurant in the city - The Point. Here, in lamp-lit art deco splendour, comfortable well-heeled patrons like computer engineer Jerome Glancy, come to break bread and feast on the fine food of its chef, Flora, whose 'food is an idea, carefully thought out, before it becomes flesh on a plate'.In a modern city, the pleasures of gastronomy are neither affordable nor of interest to much of the population and the piece of land on which the Point rests approximates as home for a couple of oddly matched vagrants: ex-lawyer Clovis and a young heroin addict, Gwenyth. When a man is brutally murdered, the paths of the 'haves' and the 'have-nots' cross and what looked like difference suddenly seems strangely more familiar.Now in handsomely re-packaged B format, The Point is a novel of intricate complexity and wit about our appetites and desires and the way they irrevocably shape the world
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Award
ACT Book of the Year, 2004.
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319937
Cataloging source
NOV
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1940-
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Halligan, Marion
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 Point
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:812a08dd-827c-4479-ba4f-1f39b7975fbe
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781741152111
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Point
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:812a08dd-827c-4479-ba4f-1f39b7975fbe
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9781741152111
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
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