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The Resource Tourmaline, Randolph Stow ; introduced by Gabrielle Carey

Tourmaline, Randolph Stow ; introduced by Gabrielle Carey

Label
Tourmaline
Title
Tourmaline
Statement of responsibility
Randolph Stow ; introduced by Gabrielle Carey
Creator
Contributor
Author
Writer of introduction
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Once prosperous, the town of Tourmaline in outback Western Australia is dying. The mines are drying up and the land is riddled by drought. Those townspeople left have little to do but wile away the hours with drink. Salvation of sorts arrives in the form of Michael Random, a mysterious water diviner who emerges from the desert. As the town's reluctant messiah Random begins to spread the word of Christ. Desperate for a reprieve, many of the locals are drawn to his teachings, but a stubborn few remain sceptical of their new leader. A post-apocalyptic parable, Tourmaline is Randolph Stow's most allusive and controversial novel. It remains a landmark in Australian literature more than half a century after its first publication
Member of
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10167759
Cataloging source
ANL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1935--2010
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Stow, Randolph
Dewey number
A823.3
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1959-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Carey, Gabrielle
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Text classics
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Waste lands
  • Dowsers
  • Cities and towns
  • Cities and towns
  • Australian fiction
  • Dowsers
  • Waste lands
Target audience
adult
Label
Tourmaline, Randolph Stow ; introduced by Gabrielle Carey
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Library's N copy signed by Gabrielle Carey.
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000054818478
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
xiii, 252 pages
Isbn
9781925240306
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)910239966
Label
Tourmaline, Randolph Stow ; introduced by Gabrielle Carey
Publication
Copyright
Note
Library's N copy signed by Gabrielle Carey.
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000054818478
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
xiii, 252 pages
Isbn
9781925240306
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)910239966

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