The Resource Town

Town

Label
Town
Title
Town
Statement of responsibility
James Roy
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In Town, James Roy turns his hand to the short story, using it to explore the lives of the young residents of an Australian town. This town doesn't have a name. But if it seems familiar, it's because we recognize the people who walk its streets. From the serendipity of an unexpected moment of connection, to the sadness of leaving home, and the pain of the desperate decisions we make, these stories take a personal and uncompromising look at life. Love and loss, grief, humor and passion. Hope and hopelessness. Thirteen linked short stories, spanning a year in the lives of thirteen young people, from a town near you. From the serendipity of an unexpected moment of connection, to the sadness of leaving home, and the pain of the desperate decisions we make, these stories take a personal and uncompromising look at life. Love and loss, grief, humor and passion. Hope and hopelessness. Thirteen linked short stories, spanning a year in the lives of thirteen young people, from a town near you
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
James Roy
Dewey number
823.3
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Juvenile Fiction / People & Places
Target audience
adolescent
Label
Town
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
ODILO:034300003118
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9780702244230
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Town
Publication
Control code
ODILO:034300003118
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9780702244230
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

    • Lionel Bowen Library and Community CentreBorrow it
      669-673 Anzac Parade, Marouba, NSW, 2035, AU
      -33.938111 151.237977
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