The Resource The eye of the sheep, Sofie Laguna

The eye of the sheep, Sofie Laguna

Label
The eye of the sheep
Title
The eye of the sheep
Statement of responsibility
Sofie Laguna
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
'Ned was beside me, his messages running easily through him, with space between each one, coming through him like water. He was the go-between, going between the animal kingdom and this one. I watched the waves as they rolled and crashed towards us, one after another, never stopping, always changing. I knew what was making them come, I had been there and I would always know.' Meet Jimmy Flick. He's not like other kids - he's both too fast and too slow. He sees too much, and too little. Jimmy's mother Paula is the only one who can manage him. She teaches him how to count sheep so that he can fall asleep. She holds him tight enough to stop his cells spinning. It is only Paula who can keep Jimmy out of his father's way. But when Jimmy's world falls apart, he has to navigate the unfathomable world on his own, and make things right
Summary
Meet Jimmy Flick. He's not like other kids - he's both too fast and too slow. He sees too much, and too little. Jimmy's mother Paula is the only one who can manage him. She teaches him how to count sheep so that he can fall asleep. She holds him tight enough to stop his cells spinning. It is only Paula who can keep Jimmy out of his father's way. But when Jimmy's world falls apart, he has to navigate the unfathomable world on his own, and make things right.
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
Miles Franklin Award, 2015.
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10430085
Cataloging source
NOV
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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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  • Domestic violence
  • Family violence
  • Families
  • Dysfunctional families
  • Australian fiction
  • Mothers and sons
Target audience
adult
Label
The eye of the sheep, Sofie Laguna
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000052926158
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
311 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781743319598
Label
The eye of the sheep, Sofie Laguna
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000052926158
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
311 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781743319598

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