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The Resource The railwayman's wife, Ashley Hay

The railwayman's wife, Ashley Hay

Label
The railwayman's wife
Title
The railwayman's wife
Statement of responsibility
Ashley Hay
Title variation
railwaymans wife
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In a small town on the land's edge, in the strange space at a war's end, a widow, a poet and a doctor each try to find their own peace, and their own new story. In Thirroul, in 1948, people chase their dreams through the books in the railway's library. Anikka Lachlan searches for solace after her life is destroyed by a single random act. Roy McKinnon, who found poetry in the mess of war, has lost his words and his hope. Frank Draper is trapped by the guilt of those his treatment and care failed on their first day of freedom. All three struggle with the same question: how now to be alive
Summary
A widow, a poet and a doctor seek redemption and a new start through friendship and literature in post-World War II seaside Australia only to confront misunderstandings that compromise their healing.
Theme
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • Colin Roderick Award (Australia), 2013.
  • NSW Premier's Literary Awards, People's Choice Award for Fiction, 2014.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10191397
Cataloging source
APLS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1971-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hay, Ashley
Dewey number
823.92
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
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  • Library users
  • Australian fiction
  • Libraries
  • Thirroul (N.S.W.)
Target audience
adult
Label
The railwayman's wife, Ashley Hay
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
000050610439
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
307 p.
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781743314449
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
System control number
(OCoLC)829883585
Label
The railwayman's wife, Ashley Hay
Publication
Control code
000050610439
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
307 p.
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781743314449
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
System control number
(OCoLC)829883585

Library Locations

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