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The arsonist : a mind on fire, Chloe Hooper

Label
The arsonist : a mind on fire
Title
The arsonist
Title remainder
a mind on fire
Statement of responsibility
Chloe Hooper
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
On the scorching February day in 2009 that became known as Black Saturday, a man lit two fires in Victoria's Latrobe Valley, then sat on the roof of his house to watch the inferno. In the Valley, where the rates of crime were the highest in the state, more than thirty people were known to police as firebugs. But the detectives soon found themselves on the trail of a man they didn't know. The Arsonist takes readers on the hunt for this man, and inside the strange puzzle of his mind. It is also the story of fire in this country, and of a community that owed its existence to that very element. The command of fire has defined and sustained us as a species - understanding its abuse will define our future. A powerful real-life thriller written with Hooper's trademark lyric detail and nuance, The Arsonist is a reminder that in an age of fire, all of us are gatekeepers
Summary
After Black Saturday, a February 2009 day marked by 47 degree heat and firestorms, arson squad detectives arrived at a plantation on the edge of a 26,000-hectare burn site.
Writing style
Award
  • Librarians' Choice (Australia), 2018
  • Davitt Awards, Best True Crime, 2019.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10733145
Cataloging source
AUNRT
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1973-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hooper, Chloe
Dewey number
364.1642
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Black Saturday bushfires, 2009
  • Fire investigation
  • Arson investigation
  • Forest fires
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a mind on fire
Label
The arsonist : a mind on fire, Chloe Hooper
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000063637844
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 253 pages
Isbn
9780143795551
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780670078189
  • (Sirsi) i9780670078189
  • (OCoLC)1045337424
Label
The arsonist : a mind on fire, Chloe Hooper
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000063637844
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 253 pages
Isbn
9780143795551
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780670078189
  • (Sirsi) i9780670078189
  • (OCoLC)1045337424

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