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The Resource The life of houses, Lisa Gorton

The life of houses, Lisa Gorton

Label
The life of houses
Title
The life of houses
Statement of responsibility
Lisa Gorton
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The Life of Houses explores, with a poet’s eye for detail, the hidden tensions in one of Australia’s establishment families.These tensions come to the surface during a week in summer when Anna sends her daughter Kit to stay with her parents,and the unmarried sister who cares for them, in their old and decaying house by the sea. Kit barely knows her grandparents; her mother is estranged from the family and has not taken her to visit them or the house in which she grew up. Recently separated from her husband, Anna sends Kit to them now so she can pursue a new love affair.The Life of Houses is a novel about mothers and daughters, and coming of age. It is also about property, and how people’s feelings for the places that they inhabit can shape their lives.The Life of Houses is written in a uniquely expressive and dramatic style that makes use of the close focus and unexpected perspectives that Gor ton has mastered so effectively in her poetry. It is a style reminiscent of Henry James and Patrick White, a high style perfectly suited to the portrayal of the desires and inhibitions of her characters."--Back cover
Summary
"The Life of Houses explores, with a poet's eye for detail, the hidden tensions in one of Australia's establishment families. These tensions come to the surface during a week in summer when Anna sends her daughter Kit to stay with her parents, and the unmarried sister who cares for them, in their old and decaying house by the sea. Kit barely knows her grandparents; her mother is estranged from the family and has not taken her to visit them or the house in which she grew up. Recently separated from her husband, Anna sends Kit to them now so she can pursue a new love affair. The Life of Houses is a novel about mothers and daughters, and coming of age. It is also about property, and how people's feelings for the places that they inhabit can shape their lives.
Theme
Storyline
Writing style
Character
Award
  • NSW Premier's Literary Awards, People's Choice Award for Fiction, 2016.
  • Prime Minister's Literary Awards: Fiction, 2016.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10448555
Cataloging source
ANL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1972-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gorton, Lisa
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mothers and daughters
  • Australian fiction
  • Families
Target audience
adult
Label
The life of houses, Lisa Gorton
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
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
000053940881
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
216 pages
Isbn
9781922146809
Lccn
2014455389
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)898551482
Label
The life of houses, Lisa Gorton
Publication
Copyright
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
000053940881
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
216 pages
Isbn
9781922146809
Lccn
2014455389
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)898551482

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