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The secret son, Jenny Ackland

Label
The secret son
Title
The secret son
Statement of responsibility
Jenny Ackland
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
An old woman sits waiting in a village that clings to a Turkish mountainside, where the women weaves rugs, make tea and keep blood secrets that span generations. Berna can see what others cannot, so her secrets are deeper and darker than most. It is time for her to tell her story, even though the man for whom her words are meant won't hear them. It is time for the truth to be told. Nearly a hundred years before, her father James had arrived at the village, gravely ill, rescued from the abandoned trenches of Gallipoli by a Turkish boy whose life he had earlier spared. James made his life there, never returning to Australia and never realising that his own father was indeed the near-mythical bushranger that the gossips had hinted at when he'd been a boy growing up in Beechworth. Now, as Berna waits, a young man from Melbourne approaches to visit his parents' villiage, against the vehement opposition of his cursed, tight-lipped grandfather. What is the astonishing story behind the dark deeds that connect the two men, unknown to each other and living almost a century apart?
Summary
An old woman sits waiting in a village that clings to a Turkish mountainside, where the women weaves rugs, make tea and keep blood secrets that span generations. Berna can see what others cannot, so her secrets are deeper and darker than most. It is time for her to tell her story, even though the man for whom her words are meant won't hear them. It is time for the truth to be told. Nearly a hundred years before, her father James had arrived at the village, gravely ill, rescued from the abandoned trenches of Gallipoli by a Turkish boy whose life he had earlier spared. James made his life there, never returning to Australia and never realising that his own father was indeed the near-mythical bushranger that the gossips had hinted at when he'd been a boy growing up in Beechworth. Now, as Berna waits, a young man from Melbourne approaches to visit his parents' villiage, against the vehement opposition of his cursed, tight-lipped grandfather. What is the astonishing story behind the dark deeds that connect the two men, unknown to each other and living almost a century apart?
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10464698
Cataloging source
ANL
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Ackland, Jenny
Dewey number
823.4
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR9619.4.A26
LC item number
S43 2015
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Domestic fiction
  • Australians
  • Australian fiction
  • Families
  • Family secrets
  • Turkey
Target audience
adult
Label
The secret son, Jenny Ackland
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
000054981054
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
327 pages
Isbn
9781925266160
Lccn
2014482054
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)910987693
Label
The secret son, Jenny Ackland
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
000054981054
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
327 pages
Isbn
9781925266160
Lccn
2014482054
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)910987693

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