The Resource The strays, Emily Bitto

The strays, Emily Bitto

Label
The strays
Title
The strays
Statement of responsibility
Emily Bitto
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In The Strays, Evan Trentham is the wild child of the Melbourne art world of the 1930s. He and his captivating wife, Helena, attempt to carve out their own small niche, to escape the stifling conservatism they see around them, by gathering together other like-minded artists. They create a utopian circle within their family home, offering these young artists a place to live and work, and the mixed benefits of being associated with the infamous Evan. At the periphery of this circle is Lily Struthers, the best friend of Evan and Helena's daughter Eva. Lily is infatuated by the world she bears witness to, and longs to be part of this enthralling makeshift family. As Lily observes years later, looking back on events that she still carries painfully within her, the story of this groundbreaking circle involved the same themes as Evan Trentham's art: Faustian bargains and terrible recompense; spectacular fortunes and falls from grace. Yet it was not Evan, nor the other artists he gathered around him, but his own daughters, who paid the debt that was owing
Summary
In 1930s Melbourne, Lily befriends Eva and her two sisters, and becomes infatuated with the bohemian lifestyle of their artist father and the community of like-minded artists living and working in their house.
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
Stella Prize, 2015.
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10320203
Cataloging source
CDX
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Bitto, Emily
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Artists
  • Australian fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
The strays, Emily Bitto
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000052779061
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
290 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781922213211
Isbn Type
(paperback)
System control number
(OCoLC)875132237
Label
The strays, Emily Bitto
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000052779061
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
290 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781922213211
Isbn Type
(paperback)
System control number
(OCoLC)875132237

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