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The Resource The animals in that country, Laura Jean McKay

The animals in that country, Laura Jean McKay

Label
The animals in that country
Title
The animals in that country
Statement of responsibility
Laura Jean McKay
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Out on the road, no one speaks, everything talks. Hard-drinking, foul-mouthed, and allergic to bullshit, Jean is not your usual grandma. She's never been good at getting on with other humans, apart from her beloved granddaughter, Kimberly. Instead, she surrounds herself with animals, working as a guide in an outback wildlife park. And although Jean talks to all her charges, she has a particular soft spot for a young dingo called Sue. As disturbing news arrives of a pandemic sweeping the country, Jean realises this is no ordinary flu: its chief symptom is that its victims begin to understand the language of animals - first mammals, then birds and insects, too. As the flu progresses, the unstoppable voices become overwhelming, and many people begin to lose their minds, including Jean's infected son, Lee. When he takes off with Kimberly, heading south, Jean feels the pull to follow her kin. Setting off on their trail, with Sue the dingo riding shotgun, they find themselves in a stark, strange world in which the animal apocalypse has only further isolated people from other species. Bold, exhilarating, and wholly original, The Animals in That Country asks what would happen, for better or worse, if we finally understood what animals were saying
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Award
Victorian Premier's Literary Awards, Vance Palmer Prize for Fiction, 2021.
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10847912
Cataloging source
YDX
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McKay, Laura Jean
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Human-animal communication
  • Life change events
  • Black humor
  • Wild animals
  • Pandemics
  • Grandmothers
Target audience
adult
Label
The animals in that country, Laura Jean McKay
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Publication
Copyright
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000066272884
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
279 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781925849530
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1129968486
Label
The animals in that country, Laura Jean McKay
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000066272884
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
279 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781925849530
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1129968486

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