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The Resource To Become a Whale

To Become a Whale

Label
To Become a Whale
Title
To Become a Whale
Statement of responsibility
Ben Hobson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Hobson takes us to the depths of cruelty to show us life. A boy tries to be a man, a man tries to be a father, and both struggle to navigate what it means to be men. A great study in masculinity.'WILLY VLAUTIN, author of Lean on Pete and The Free'A powerful tale of fathers and sons and all that can't be spoken between them. The writing is honest, rich and clean, and it made me feel so much. Too many writers fuss things up, but Ben tells it simply, which is so affecting.'SOFIE LAGUNA, author of Miles Franklin-winning The Eye of the SheepTo Become a Whale tells the story of 13-year-old Sam Keogh, whose mother has died. Sam has to learn how to live with his silent, hitherto absent father, who decides to make a man out of his son by taking him to work at Tangalooma, then the largest whaling station in the southern hemisphere. What follows is the devastatingly beautiful story of a gentle boy trying to make sense of the terrible reality of whaling and the cruelty and alienation of his new world, the world of men.Set around Moreton Island and Noosa in 1961, To Become a Whale is an extraordinarily vivid and haunting novel that reads like an instant classic of Australian literature. There are echoes of Craig Silvey, Favel Parrett, Tim Winton and Randolph Stow in this moving, transformative and very Australian novel
Summary
Set around Moreton Island and Noosa in 1961, To Become a Whale tells the story of 13-year-old Sam Keogh, whose mother has died. Sam has to learn how to live with his silent, hitherto absent father, who decides to make a man out of his son by taking him to work at Tangalooma, then the largest whaling station in the southern hemisphere. What follows is the devastatingly beautiful story of a gentle boy trying to make sense of the terrible reality of whaling and the cruelty and alienation of his new world, the world of men
Theme
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10622098
Cataloging source
NWPL
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Hobson, Ben
Dewey number
823.4
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Fiction
  • Literature
Target audience
adult
Label
To Become a Whale
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Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:402924a9-6586-44ca-b75c-4104d4fd90a1
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781760638122
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
To Become a Whale
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:402924a9-6586-44ca-b75c-4104d4fd90a1
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781760638122
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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