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The Resource The inland sea, Madeleine Watts

The inland sea, Madeleine Watts

Label
The inland sea
Title
The inland sea
Statement of responsibility
Madeleine Watts
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In the early 19th century, British explorer John Oxley traversed the then-unknown wilderness of central Australia in search of water. Oxley never found it, but he never ceased to believe it was out there. The myth of the inland sea was taken up by other men, and over the years search parties walked out into the desert, dying as they tried to find it. Two centuries later, his great-great-great-great granddaughter (and our narrator) spends a final year in Sydney reeling from her own self-destructive obsessions. She's working part-time as an emergency dispatch operator, drinking heavily, sleeping with strangers, wandering Sydney's streets late at night, and navigating an affair with an ex-lover. Reckless and adrift, she prepares to leave. Written with down-to-earth lucidity and aethereal breeziness, this is an unforgettable debut about coming of age in a world that seems increasingly hostile. Watts explores feminine fear, apathy and danger, building to a tightly controlled bushfire of ecological and personal crisis
Cataloging source
UKMGB
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Watts, Madeleine
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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  • Coming of age
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Climate change
  • Self-destructive behaviour
  • Explorers
  • Climatic changes
  • Women
  • Climatic changes
  • Young women
  • Australia
  • Sydney (N.S.W.)
Target audience
adult
Label
The inland sea, Madeleine Watts
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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
000066904596
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
252 pages
Isbn
9781911590354
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1117638094
Label
The inland sea, Madeleine Watts
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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
000066904596
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
252 pages
Isbn
9781911590354
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1117638094

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