The Resource The last time we spoke, Fiona Sussman

The last time we spoke, Fiona Sussman

Label
The last time we spoke
Title
The last time we spoke
Statement of responsibility
Fiona Sussman
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
One mild summer evening in rural New Zealand the lives of Carla Reid, a middle-aged farmer's wife, and Ben Toroa, an illiterate teen, brutally collide. Neither will be the same again, their futures forever linked. In the bleak aftermath of this home invasion, The Last Time We Spoke traces both Carla and Ben's journey as they each try to make sense of their new reality. Carla's long road from rage and resentment interleaves with Ben's time in prison as he hardens into manhood. Set again these parallel stories is also the voice of a Maori ancestor who looks down from Beyond, transporting the story to a wider historical stage. Many years after their first encounter, Carla and Ben's lives once more intersect, again with astonishing consequences. This is an astonishing story about two people trying to make sense of their broken lives. It is a provocative and dark tale, but ultimately one of hope and human possibility
Summary
Carla Reid is celebrating her wedding anniversary with her husband Kevin and their grown son Jack, when Ben Toroa and another aspiring gang member brutally force their way into the house with robbery and more on their minds. The night and the rest of both their lives take a radically different direction. As Carla struggles to come to terms with the aftermath and bereavement of different kinds, and Ben faces the consequences in prison, their stories will be forever entwined
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
Ngaio Marsh Award for Best Crime Novel, 2017.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10523641
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sussman, Fiona
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Life change events
  • Women
  • Home invasion
  • Juvenile delinquents
  • Victims of crimes
  • Murder victims' families
  • New Zealand
Target audience
adult
Label
The last time we spoke, Fiona Sussman
Instantiates
Publication
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
000057401509
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
319 pages
Isbn
9780749020262
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)930664568
Label
The last time we spoke, Fiona Sussman
Publication
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
000057401509
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
319 pages
Isbn
9780749020262
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)930664568

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