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The Resource Useful, Debra Oswald

Useful, Debra Oswald

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Useful
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Useful
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Debra Oswald
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Language
eng
Summary
Sullivan Moss is useless. Once a charming underachiever, he's now such a loser that he can't even commit suicide properly. Waking up in hospital after falling the wrong way on a rooftop, he comes to a decision. He shouldn't waste perfectly good organs just because they're attached to his head. After a life of regrets, Sully wants to do one useful thing: he wants to donate a kidney to a stranger. As he scrambles over the hurdles to become a donor, Sully almost accidentally forges a new life for himself. Sober and employed, he makes new friends, not least radio producer Natalie and her son Louis, and begins to patch things up with old ones, like his ex-best mate Tim. Suddenly, everyone wants a piece of him. But altruism is not as easy as it seems. Just when he thinks he's got himself together, Sully discovers that he's most at risk of falling apart. From the creator of Offspring comes a smart, moving and wry portrait of one man's desire to give something of himself
Summary
Sullivan Moss is useless. Once a charming underachiever, he's now such a loser that he can't even commit suicide properly. Waking up in hospital after falling the wrong way on a rooftop, he comes to a decision. He shouldn't waste perfectly good organs just because they're attached to his head. After a life of regrets, Sully wants to do one useful thing: he wants to donate a kidney to a stranger. As he scrambles over the hurdles to become a donor, Sully almost accidentally forges a new life for himself. Sober and employed, he makes new friends, not least radio producer Natalie and her son Louis, and begins to patch things up with old ones, like his ex-best mate Tim. Suddenly, everyone wants a piece of him. But altruism is not as easy as it seems. Just when he thinks he's got himself together, Sully discovers that he's most at risk of falling apart. From the creator of Offspring comes a smart, moving and wry portrait of one man's desire to give something of himself
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Character
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10448546
Cataloging source
ANL
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Oswald, Debra
Dewey number
823.3
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Friendship
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Kidneys
  • Donation of organs, tissues, etc.
  • Men
  • Organ donors
  • Australian fiction
  • Altruism
Target audience
adult
Label
Useful, Debra Oswald
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Publication
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volume
Content category
text
Control code
000053408803
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
312 pages
Isbn
9780670077823
System control number
(OCoLC)893696453
Label
Useful, Debra Oswald
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000053408803
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
312 pages
Isbn
9780670077823
System control number
(OCoLC)893696453

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