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The Resource The valley at the centre of the world, Malachy Tallack

The valley at the centre of the world, Malachy Tallack

Label
The valley at the centre of the world
Title
The valley at the centre of the world
Statement of responsibility
Malachy Tallack
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
'The thing he felt ending was not just one person, or even one generation; it was older, and had, in truth, been ending for a long time... It was a chain of stories clinging to stories, of love clinging to love. It was an inheritance he did not know how to pass on.' Shetland: a place of sheep and soil, of harsh weather, close ties and an age-old way of life. A place where David has lived all his life, like his father and grandfather before him, but where he abides only in the present moment. A place where Sandy, a newcomer but already a crofter, may have finally found a home. A place that Alice has fled to after the death of her husband. But times do change - island inhabitants die, or move away, and David worries that no young families will take over the chain of stories and care that this valley has always needed, while others wonder if it was ever truly theirs to join. In the wind and sun and storms from the Atlantic, these islanders must decide: what is left of us when the day's work is done, the children grown, and all our choices have been made?
Summary
The debut novel from one of our most exciting new literary voices, The Valley at the Centre of the World is a story about community and isolation, about what is passed down, and what is lost between the cracks.
Theme
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10659443
Cataloging source
CDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Tallack, Malachy
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Communities
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Shetland (Scotland)
Target audience
adult
Label
The valley at the centre of the world, Malachy Tallack
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000062957899
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
337 pages
Isbn
9781786892300
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
map
System control number
(OCoLC)1037099361
Label
The valley at the centre of the world, Malachy Tallack
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000062957899
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
337 pages
Isbn
9781786892300
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
map
System control number
(OCoLC)1037099361

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