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The Resource The cartographer, Peter Twohig

The cartographer, Peter Twohig

Label
The cartographer
Title
The cartographer
Statement of responsibility
Peter Twohig
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Set in Melbourne in the 1950s, a 11-year-old boy witnesses a murder when he is spying through a window of a strange house. In the following weeks he comes to map out all the significant adventures he has in the labyrinthine city, trying to make sure he doesn't cross the path of the murderer, who he believes wishes to silence and dispose of him. Comics and superheroes inform his strategies for avoiding the bogeyman, as does the memory of his twin brother, Tom, who recently died in a tragic accident
Summary
Set in the 1950s, a 10-year-old boy witnesses a murder when he is spying through a window of a strange house. In the following weeks he comes to map out all the significant adventures he has in the labyrinthine city trying to make sure he doesn't cross the path of the murderer, who he believes wishes to silence and dispose of him. Comics and superheroes inform his strategies for avoiding the bogeyman, and remembering his twin brother, Tom, who recently died in a tragic accident. The cartographer is a touching novel for readers captivated by the stories of Jonathan Safran Foer, Mark Haddon, Craig Silvey, and Markus Zusak.
Tone
Writing style
Award
Ned Kelly Award for Best First Novel, 2012.
Additional physical form
Also available in an electronic version via the Internet.
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10103074
Cataloging source
ANL
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Twohig, Peter
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Murder
  • Runaway teenagers
  • Nineteen fifties
  • Melbourne (Vic.)
Target audience
adult
Label
The cartographer, Peter Twohig
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
000047481021
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
386 p.
Isbn
9780732293161
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
maps
Label
The cartographer, Peter Twohig
Publication
Control code
000047481021
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
386 p.
Isbn
9780732293161
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
maps

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