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The Resource The Secret Lives of Men

The Secret Lives of Men

Label
The Secret Lives of Men
Title
The Secret Lives of Men
Statement of responsibility
Georgia Blain
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2014 CHRISTINA STEAD PRIZE FOR FICTION IN THE NSW PREMIER'S LITERARY AWARDS LONGLISTED FOR THE 2014 KIBBLE LITERARY AWARD In these thirteen short stories, Georgia Blain examines human nature in all its richness: our motivations, our desires and our shortcomings. The men in these tales frequently linger at the edges — their longings and failures exerting a subterranean pull on the women in their lives. In 'The Secret Lives of Men', a woman revisits her hometown and learns a long-held secret about her first boyfriend. In 'The Bad Dog Park', a man's devotion to his dog ultimately forces him to confront his true hopes and fears. And in 'The Other Side of the River', we watch as a woman makes a snap decision about her life's future direction, with devastating consequences for her family. Written in Blain's trademark unadorned yet powerful prose, these stories resonate long after they are finished. The Secret Lives of Men is an exceptional collection by one of Australia's leading writers. PRAISE FOR GEORGIA BLAIN '[A] skilled, disenchanted reckoning of the way we live now.' The Saturday Age 'Richly imagined characters ... told with lovely restraint. The authenticity of the writing is such that you feel you are standing in the shoes of these characters whose lives are at a particularly intense point' The Herald Sun
Summary
In these haunting stories, Georgia Blain explores human nature in all its richness: our motivations, our desires and our shortcomings. The men in these tales frequently linger at the edges - their longings & failures exerting a subterranean pull on the women in their lives
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
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10183819
Cataloging source
ANL
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1964-
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Blain, Georgia
Dewey number
823.3
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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  • Fiction
  • Short Stories
Target audience
adult
Label
The Secret Lives of Men
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:fd3ee275-a5cc-40c2-bf15-cf8d9e5cb511
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781922072269
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Secret Lives of Men
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:fd3ee275-a5cc-40c2-bf15-cf8d9e5cb511
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781922072269
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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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