The Resource Too much lip, Melissa Lucashenko

Too much lip, Melissa Lucashenko

Label
Too much lip
Title
Too much lip
Statement of responsibility
Melissa Lucashenko
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Wise-cracking Kerry Salter has spent a lifetime avoiding two things - her hometown and prison. But now her Pop is dying and she's an inch away from the lockup, so she takes a Harley and heads south to Durrongo. Kerry's plan is to spend twenty-four hours, tops, over the border. She quickly discovers, though, that Bundjalung country has a funny way of grabbing on to people. Old family wounds open as the Salters battle to stop the development of their beloved river. And the unexpected arrival on the scene of a good-looking dugai fella intent on loving her up only adds more trouble - but then trouble is Kerry's middle name
Summary
"gritty and darkly hilarious novel quaking with life-winner of Australia's Miles Franklin Award-that follows a queer, First Nations Australian woman as she returns home to face her family and protect the land of their ancestors. Wise-cracking Kerry Salter has spent her adulthood avoiding two things: her hometown and prison. A tough, generous, reckless woman accused of having too much lip, Kerry uses anger to fight the avalanche of bullshit the world spews. But now her Pop is dying and she's an inch away from the lockup, so she heads south on a stolen Harley for one last visit. Kerry plans to spend twenty-four hours, tops, across the border. She quickly discovers, though, that Bundjalung country has a funny way of latching on to people-not to mention her chaotic family and the threat of a proposal to develop a prison on Granny Ava's Island, the family's spiritual home. On top of that, love may have found Kerry again when a good-looking white fella appears out of nowhere with eyes only for her. As the fight mounts to stop the development, old wounds open. Surrounded by the ghosts of their Elders and the memories of their ancestors, the Salters are driven by the deep need to make peace with their past while scrabbling to make sense of their present. Kerry just hopes they can come together in time to preserve Granny Ava's legacy and save their ancestral land"--
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
Miles Franklin Award, 2019.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10679679
Cataloging source
AU@
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1967-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lucashenko, Melissa
Dewey number
A823.4
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Grandfathers
  • Criminals
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Australian fiction
  • Australia
Target audience
adult
Label
Too much lip, Melissa Lucashenko
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
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Prepublication record (machine generated from publisher information)
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
000061937125
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
318 pages
Isbn
9780702259968
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780702259968
  • (Sirsi) i9780702259968
  • (OCoLC)1028020875
Label
Too much lip, Melissa Lucashenko
Publication
Copyright
Note
Prepublication record (machine generated from publisher information)
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
000061937125
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
318 pages
Isbn
9780702259968
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780702259968
  • (Sirsi) i9780702259968
  • (OCoLC)1028020875

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