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The Resource Town, James Roy

Town, James Roy

Label
Town
Title
Town
Statement of responsibility
James Roy
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Town is a collection of thirteen linked short stories for young adults. Set in a small unnamed Australian town over the course of a year, there is one story for each month, plus an overarching story to close, and each is told from the point of view of a different young person. These young men and women know each other - some intimately, some as friends, some as enemies and rivals, and some as mere aquaintances - and as the different characters appear in each other's stories, a vivid mosaic of the group's social structure begins to emerge. During the telling of these stories, which range in length from 2,000 words to 10,000 words, we learn much about the lives of these young people, who are all different in their own ways, and yet similar to each other - and to the young adult reader - in so many other distinctly recognisable ways
Summary
Set in a small unnamed Australian town over the course of a year, there is one story for each month, plus an overarching story to close, and each is told from the point of view of a different young person. These young men and women know each other - some intimately, some as friends, some as enemies and rivals, and some as mere aquaintances - and as the different characters appear in each other's stories, a vivid mosaic of the group's social structure begins to emerge
Award
  • NSW Premier's Literary Awards, Ethel Turner Prize for Young People's Literature, 2008.
  • Inky Awards (Australia): Gold Inky, 2008.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
290997
Cataloging source
ANL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1968-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Roy, James
Dewey number
823.3
Index
no index present
Intended audience
For secondary school students
Literary form
short stories
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
City and town life
Target audience
adolescent
Label
Town, James Roy
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
000041568014
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
298 p.
Isbn
9780702236372
Isbn Type
(pbk.) :
Label
Town, James Roy
Publication
Control code
000041568014
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
298 p.
Isbn
9780702236372
Isbn Type
(pbk.) :

Library Locations

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