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The Resource The man on the mantelpiece : a memoir, Marion May Campbell

The man on the mantelpiece : a memoir, Marion May Campbell

Label
The man on the mantelpiece : a memoir
Title
The man on the mantelpiece
Title remainder
a memoir
Statement of responsibility
Marion May Campbell
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
During a 1952 electric storm off Wattamolla NSW a waterspout drew in the CSIRO Cloud Physics Dakota, atomising all those aboard, including the writer's father. Or did it? When his living body has disappeared, what to make of the uniformed man on the mantelpiece? Just as the waterspout gathers up living creatures and broken things to transport them elsewhere, this memoir dreams its way into the fragments of his life, along with the queer fall-out in its wake. When her grief-stricken mother deifies the disappeared, the daughter strives to become him. Sometimes it seems that fateful scenarios, including Cold War conspiracies and ill-conceived scientific projects, converge on the man on the mantelpiece; but at times of grace he steps down joyfully to resume the dance with the living
Summary
During a 1952 electric storm off Wattamolla NSW a waterspout drew in the CSIRO Cloud Physics Dakota, atomising all those aboard, including the writer's father. Or did it? When his living body has disappeared, what to make of the uniformed man on the mantelpiece? Just as the waterspout gathers up living creatures and broken things to transport them elsewhere, this memoir dreams its way into the fragments of his life, along with the queer fall-out in its wake. When her grief-stricken mother deifies the disappeared, the daughter strives to become him. Sometimes it seems that fateful scenarios, including Cold War conspiracies and ill-conceived scientific projects, converge on the man on the mantelpiece; but at times of grace he steps down joyfully to resume the dance with the living.
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10737234
Cataloging source
ANL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1948-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Campbell, Marion
Dewey number
994.405
Illustrations
portraits
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Campbell, Marion
  • Campbell, Federick William
  • CSIRO
  • Biographical fiction
  • Literature
  • Fathers and daughters
  • Air pilots
  • Children of air pilots
  • Rain-making
  • Aircraft accidents
Target audience
general
Label
The man on the mantelpiece : a memoir, Marion May Campbell
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000064205974
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
232 pages
Isbn
9781760800031
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
portrait
System control number
(OCoLC)1056703498
Label
The man on the mantelpiece : a memoir, Marion May Campbell
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000064205974
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
232 pages
Isbn
9781760800031
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
portrait
System control number
(OCoLC)1056703498

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