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The bus on Thursday, Shirley Barrett

Label
The bus on Thursday
Title
The bus on Thursday
Statement of responsibility
Shirley Barrett
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Bridget Jones meets The Exorcist in this wickedly funny, dark novel about one woman's post-cancer retreat to a remote Australian town and the horrors awaiting her. It wasn't just the bad breakup that turned Eleanor Mellett's life upside down. It was the cancer. And all the demons that came with it. One day she felt a bit of a bump when she was scratching her armpit at work. The next thing she knew, her breast was being dissected and removed by an inappropriately attractive doctor, and she was suddenly deluged with cupcakes, judgy support groups, and her mum knitting jumpers. Luckily, Eleanor discovers Talbingo, a remote little town looking for a primary-school teacher. Their Miss Barker up and vanished in the night, despite being the most caring teacher ever, according to everyone. Unfortunately, Talbingo is a bit creepy. It's not just the communion-wine-guzzling friar prone to mad rants about how cancer is caused by demons. Or the unstable, overly sensitive kids, always going on about Miss Barker and her amazing sticker system. It's living alone in a remote cabin, with no mobile or Internet service, wondering why there are so many locks on the front door and who is knocking on it late at night. Riotously funny, deeply unsettling, and surprisingly poignant, Shirley Barrett's The Bus on Thursday is a wickedly weird, wild ride for fans of Helen Fielding, Maria Semple, and Stephen King
Summary
Riotously funny, deeply unsettling, and surprisingly poignant, Shirley Barrett’s The Bus on Thursday is a wickedly weird, wild ride for fans of Helen Fielding, Maria Semple, and Stephen King
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Award
Librarians' Choice (Australia), 2018
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10722679
Cataloging source
VHEI
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Barrett, Shirley
Dewey number
823.92
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Missing persons
  • Life change events
  • Teachers
  • Breast
  • Women
  • Teachers
  • Cancer
Target audience
adult
Label
The bus on Thursday, Shirley Barrett
Instantiates
Publication
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
000063960303
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
291 pages
Isbn
9781760632250
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1042476957
Label
The bus on Thursday, Shirley Barrett
Publication
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
000063960303
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
291 pages
Isbn
9781760632250
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1042476957

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