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The Resource Treading air, Ariella Van Luyn

Treading air, Ariella Van Luyn

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Treading air
Title
Treading air
Statement of responsibility
Ariella Van Luyn
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In 1920s Brisbane, Lizzie O'Dea wants to get away from her dad and the memories of her mum that haunt her. At the races, she meets attractive, war-scarred Joe. When he says that he wants to marry her and take her away to far-flung Townsville, Lizzie sees her chance to escape. But Lizzie soon falls through what she'd thought was a safety net. On the fringes of society, she discovers a new sense of independence and sexuality, love and friendship. It's a precarious life, though. Always on the edge of collapse, eventually it spins out of control. Two decades later, Lizzie is sick and worn out. Lying in a Brisbane lock hospital, she thinks about Joe, who's been lost to her for twenty years. But she's a survivor. There's hope yet. Treading Air is the remarkably vivid tale of a young Australian working-class rebel who clashed with the expectations of her world, and a powerful debut from award-winning Queensland author Ariella Van Luyn
Summary
In 1920s Brisbane, Lizzie O'Dea wants to get away from her dad and the memories of her mum that haunt her. At the races, she meets attractive, war-scarred Joe. When he says that he wants to marry her and take her away to far-flung Townsville, Lizzie sees her chance to escape. But Lizzie soon falls through what she'd thought was a safety net. On the fringes of society, she discovers a new sense of independence and sexuality, love and friendship. It's a precarious life, though. Always on the edge of collapse, eventually it spins out of control. Two decades later, Lizzie is sick and worn out. Lying in a Brisbane lock hospital, she thinks about Joe, who's been lost to her for twenty years. But she's a survivor. There's hope yet.
Storyline
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10523388
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Van Luyn, Ariella
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women
  • Conformity
  • Townsville (Qld.)
  • Queensland
  • Brisbane (Qld.)
  • Australia
Target audience
adult
Label
Treading air, Ariella Van Luyn
Instantiates
Publication
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
000057510112
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
280 pages
Isbn
9781925344011
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)948826761
Label
Treading air, Ariella Van Luyn
Publication
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
000057510112
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
280 pages
Isbn
9781925344011
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)948826761

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