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The Resource The oldest song in the world, Sue Woolfe

The oldest song in the world, Sue Woolfe

Label
The oldest song in the world
Title
The oldest song in the world
Statement of responsibility
Sue Woolfe
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Kate, a lonely city woman and reluctant student, is asked by her teachers to travel to the middle of the Australian desert to record a dying Aboriginal woman singing an ancient song. She accepts because she believes that she might be able to reunite with a childhood love and solve the mystery of her past. But once there, she's confronted by an Aboriginal culture vastly different to her own, and also by the forceful personality of the man who is supposed to help her find the singer. Very soon she is questioning everything she has ever felt about her own country and about her childhood. Sensitively portrayed, lyrical, and full of insights about people's diverse sense of home, belonging and family, The Oldest Song in the World is a brave and controversial story about discovering the power of one's own voice and taking heed of the voice of others. Sensitively portrayed, lyrical, and filled with powerful insights about different people's sense of home and belonging and family, The oldest song in the world is a brave and controversial story about discovering the power of one's own voice and taking care to pay attention to the voice of others
Summary
Kate, a lonely city woman and reluctant student, is asked by her teachers to travel to the middle of the Australian desert to record a dying Aboriginal woman singing an ancient song. She accepts because she believes that she might be able to reunite with a childhood love and solve the mystery of her past. But once there, she's confronted by an Aboriginal culture vastly different to her own, and also by the forceful personality of the man who is supposed to help her find the singer. Very soon she is questioning everything she has ever felt about her own country and about her childhood. Sensitively portrayed, lyrical, and full of insights about people's diverse sense of home, belonging and family, The Oldest Song in the World is a brave and controversial story about discovering the power of one's own voice and taking heed of the voice of others. Sensitively portrayed, lyrical, and filled with powerful insights about different people's sense of home and belonging and family, The oldest song in the world is a brave and controversial story about discovering the power of one's own voice and taking care to pay attention to the voice of others
Storyline
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10146518
Cataloging source
ANL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Woolfe, Sue
Dewey number
823.3
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
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Aboriginal Australians
Target audience
adult
Label
The oldest song in the world, Sue Woolfe
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Sometimes the secrets we set out to uncover are not the ones we find"--Cover
Control code
000047755594
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
393 p.
Isbn
9780732294991
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
System control number
(OCoLC)753916001
Label
The oldest song in the world, Sue Woolfe
Publication
Note
"Sometimes the secrets we set out to uncover are not the ones we find"--Cover
Control code
000047755594
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
393 p.
Isbn
9780732294991
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
System control number
(OCoLC)753916001

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