The Resource Tuvalu

Tuvalu

Label
Tuvalu
Title
Tuvalu
Statement of responsibility
Andrew O'Connor
Title variation
Tuvalu
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Winner of the 2005 The Australian/Vogel Literary Award, this is a pitch perfect, intriguing, artful novel about exile and apathy, attraction and isolation.'Tuvalu ... Everyone has a place like that. A dream land or life they're working towards, however vaguely. ... Some people probably have more than one Tuvalu in a life. It changes as they grow. Or maybe they get to the first one and find it's nothing like they imagined and need a new one. You must have had at least one?''No.'A love story of sorts, Tuvalu tells the story of Noah Tuttle, who is glumly and aimlessly living a half kind of life in a cheap rundown hostel in the seamier margins of Tokyo, a place overrun with feral cats and cockroaches. He teaches mediocre English to disinterested students, sleeps with his girlfriend, Tilly, when she's around, drinks beer when he can afford it, and generally avoids other people and their expectations. Nothing much happens to him - until, that is, he meets the wealthy, captivating and completely self-absorbed Mami Kaketa, a supremely selfish creature who leaves people like so much litter in her wake, so brazen and capricious she should come with a health warning.A blackly funny, inconclusive and strangely beguiling story of ennui, escape, exile and dreams.'Always surprising, it maps the complex emotional currents of a young man navigating between two cultures, exploring issues of love, lust, honesty and commitment...' Liam Davison'The quality of the writing is high and seemingly effortless ... the prose is assured and fluid and his observations are original ... it has real spark.' John Dale'An assured voice ... an accomplished and interesting writer.' Jean Bedford
Award
  • The Australian/Vogel Literary Award, 2005.
  • Commonwealth Writers' Prize, South East Asia and South Pacific: Best First Book, 2007.
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281107
Cataloging source
ANL
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1978-
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O'Connor, Andrew
Dewey number
823.4
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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  • Fiction
  • Literature
Target audience
adult
Label
Tuvalu
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:a558fa90-4b30-4ccd-a695-bef42b06acb3
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781741159615
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Tuvalu
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:a558fa90-4b30-4ccd-a695-bef42b06acb3
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781741159615
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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