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The Resource The town, Shaun Prescott ; edited by Sam Cooney ; cover design by Brett Weekes

The town, Shaun Prescott ; edited by Sam Cooney ; cover design by Brett Weekes

Label
The town
Title
The town
Statement of responsibility
Shaun Prescott ; edited by Sam Cooney ; cover design by Brett Weekes
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Contributor
Author
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The Town is magnetic, revealing the true depth of Australia: the good, the bad, and the captivatingly ugly. Community radio host Ciara receives dozens of unmarked cassette recordings every week and broadcasts them to a listenership of none. Ex-musician Tom drives an impractical bus that no one ever boards. Publican Jenny runs a hotel that has no patrons. Rick wanders the aisles of the Woolworths every day in an attempt to blunt the disappointment of adulthood. In a town of innumerable petrol stations, labyrinthine cul-de-sac streets, two competing shopping plazas, and ubiquitous drive-thru franchises, where are these people likely to find the truth about their collective past - and can they do so before the town completely disappears? Shaun Prescott's debut novel The Town follows an unnamed narrator's efforts to complete a book about disappeared towns in the Central West of New South Wales. Set in a yet-to-disappear town in the region-a town believed by its inhabitants to have no history at all - the novel traces its characters' attempts to carve their own identities in a place that is both unyielding and teetering on the edge of oblivion
Tone
Writing style
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10573497
Cataloging source
AU@
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Prescott, Shaun
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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Cooney, Sam
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True
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  • Interpersonal relations
  • Shrinking cities
  • Shrinking cities
Target audience
adult
Label
The town, Shaun Prescott ; edited by Sam Cooney ; cover design by Brett Weekes
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000059996434
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
238 pages
Isbn
9780994606822
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)988902171
Label
The town, Shaun Prescott ; edited by Sam Cooney ; cover design by Brett Weekes
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000059996434
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
238 pages
Isbn
9780994606822
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)988902171

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