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The Resource The waves burn bright, Iain Maloney

The waves burn bright, Iain Maloney

Label
The waves burn bright
Title
The waves burn bright
Statement of responsibility
Iain Maloney
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In 1988 the Piper Alpha oil platform off the coast of Aberdeen, Scotland exploded, killing 167 men. The Waves Burn Bright is a deeply effecting, sensitive exploration of its devastating aftermath on one family. Carrie Fraser is 16 when the disaster occurs, her father Marcus one of the survivors. As the narrative moves between past and present the trauma blows open existing fractures, tearing the family apart. In adulthood and after many years living abroad, Carrie, now a respected volcanologist, is returning to Aberdeen to deliver a controversial academic paper. Carrie and her father are estranged, partly due to his post-traumatic stress and related alcoholism, a legacy of Piper Alpha. Will a reconciliation be possible or will the aftershocks of a tragedy that occurred 25 years before continue to drive father and daughter apart?" --Page [4] of cover
Summary
In 1988 the Piper Alpha oil platform off the coast of Aberdeen, Scotland exploded, killing 167 men. The Waves Burn Bright is a deeply affecting, sensitive exploration of its devastating aftermath on one family. Carrie Fraser is 16 when the disaster occurs, her father Marcus is one of the survivors. As the narrative moves between past and present the trauma blows open existing fractures, tearing the family apart.
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10630197
Cataloging source
WWBK
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Maloney, Iain
Dewey number
823.92
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Fathers and daughters
  • Dysfunctional families
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Offshore oil well drilling rigs
  • Explosions
  • Industrial accidents
  • Family relationships
  • Reconciliation
Target audience
adult
Label
The waves burn bright, Iain Maloney
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
000058450606
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
293 pages
Isbn
9781910449820
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)935984172
Label
The waves burn bright, Iain Maloney
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
000058450606
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
293 pages
Isbn
9781910449820
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)935984172

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