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The Resource Too Close To Home

Too Close To Home

Label
Too Close To Home
Title
Too Close To Home
Statement of responsibility
Georgia Blain
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Shortlisted for the Barbara Jefferiss Award. Too Close To Home takes us right inside who we really are. How tenuous the links are that build a life. Freya writes uncomfortable domestic dramas. Her friends work in theatre and film, show in galleries, talk politics and are trying new ways of having children with friends. These are the people who are slowly gentrifying the next ring of inner-city suburbs while praising their diversity. As the stultifying heat of summer descends, Shane, an Aboriginal man, moves up the road. He was once close to Matt, Freya's partner, and he not only brings with him a different approach to life, he also has news of a boy who might be Matt's son. Despite wanting to embrace all that Shane represents and the possibility of another child in their life, Freya and Matt stumble, failing each other and their beliefs
Summary
Freya has been the only woman amongst her friends to have a child. As a number of these women approach 40 they too are wanting children and fearing they have left it too late. An Aboriginal family, the father, Shane, being an old friend of Matt's, has moved in up the road with a different approach to parenting and life than Freya and Matt, and, as these things do, watching Shane's more laissez faire approach to life makes them start to question their own settled and chiding approach. There are some race riots to contend with and a 17-year-old boy that may or may not be the son of Mark from a brief fling 18 years ago, and Freya in turmoil from her doubts about her own life runs to a man who is actively running away from his own responsibilities. Close to Home unveils the secrets behind suburban windows all over town.
Theme
Tone
Writing style
Character
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10010182
Cataloging source
ANL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1964-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Georgia Blain
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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Fiction / General
Target audience
adult
Label
Too Close To Home
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
ODILO:034300009514
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781864711783
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Too Close To Home
Publication
Control code
ODILO:034300009514
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9781864711783
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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