The Resource The choke, Sofie Laguna

The choke, Sofie Laguna

Label
The choke
Title
The choke
Statement of responsibility
Sofie Laguna
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • The Choke is a mesmerising, harrowing and ultimately uplifting novel from the 2015 Miles Franklin winner
  • I never had words to ask anybody the questions, so I never had the answers. Abandoned by her mother as a toddler and only occasionally visited by her volatile father who keeps dangerous secrets, Justine is raised solely by her Pop, an old man tormented by visions of the Burma Railway. Justine finds sanctuary in Pop's chooks and The Choke, where the banks of the Murray River are so narrow they can almost touch - a place of staggering natural beauty that is both a source of peace and danger. Although Justine doesn't know it, her father is a menacing criminal and the world she is exposed to is one of great peril to her. She has to make sense of it on her own - and when she eventually does, she knows what she has to do. A brilliant, haunting novel about a child navigating an often dark and uncaring world of male power, guns and violence, in which grown-ups can't be trusted and comfort can only be found in nature, The Choke is a compassionate and claustrophobic vision of a child in danger and a society in deep trouble. Sofie Laguna, winner of the 2015 Miles Franklin Award for The Eye of the Sheep, once again shows she is a writer of rare empathy, originality and blazing talent
Summary
Abandoned by her mother as a toddler and only occasionally visited by her volatile father who keeps dangerous secrets, Justine is raised solely by her Pop, an old man tormented by visions of the Burma Railway. Justine finds sanctuary in Pop's chooks and The Choke, where the banks of the Murray River are so narrow they can almost touch -- a place of staggering natural beauty that is both a source of peace and danger. Although Justine doesn't know it, her father is a menacing criminal and the world she is exposed to is one of great peril to her. She has to make sense of it on her own -- and when she eventually does, she knows what she has to do.
Theme
Writing style
Character
Award
Librarians' Choice (Australia), 2017
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10578729
Cataloging source
ANL
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1968-
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Laguna, Sofie
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Girls
  • Grandparent and child
  • Absentee fathers
  • Fathers and daughters
  • Children of criminals
  • Dysfunctional families
  • Murray River Region (N.S.W.-S.A.)
Target audience
adult
Label
The choke, Sofie Laguna
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
000060097892
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
371 pages
Isbn
9781760297244
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)990803667
Label
The choke, Sofie Laguna
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
000060097892
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
371 pages
Isbn
9781760297244
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)990803667

Library Locations

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