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Utopian man, Lisa Lang

Label
Utopian man
Title
Utopian man
Statement of responsibility
Lisa Lang
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
It's the the 1880s, and Marvellous Melbourne is a lavish and raucous city where anything could happen. There's nothing to stop eccentric entrepreneur, Edward William Cole, from building the sprawling Cole's Book Arcade and filling it with whatever amuses him, or supports his favourite causes
Summary
It's the 1880s, and Marvellous Melbourne is a lavish and raucous city where anything could happen. There's nothing to stop eccentric entrepreneur, Edward William Cole, from building the sprawling Cole's Book Arcade and filling it with whatever amuses him, or supports his favourite causes. There's a giant squid, a brass band, pet monkeys, a black man whose skin has turned white, a Chinese Tea Salon, and of course, hundreds of thousands of books. When Edward decides to marry, he advertises for a wife in the newspaper, shocking and titillating the whole town. To everyone's surprise, he marries his newspaper bride, and the Arcade grows into a monumental success. But the 1890s depression hits Melbourne, and Edward, hard. The Arcade struggles financially, and the death of one of his children leaves him reeling. Grief, corruption and a beautiful, unscrupulous widow all threaten to derail his singular vision. But it's not until he visits Chinatown one night - and his own deeply suppressed past - that the idealist faces his toughest challenge of all. Utopian Man is the story of a man who lives life on his own terms, and leaves behind a remarkable legacy.
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Writing style
Award
  • The Australian/Vogel Literary Award, 2009.
  • Western Australian Premier's Book Awards, People's Choice, 2010.
Awards note
The Australian/Vogel literary award, 2009.
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360839
Cataloging source
ANL
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Lang, Lisa
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
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Australian fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
Utopian man, Lisa Lang
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
000045859537
Extent
1 v.
Isbn
9781742373348
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
System control number
(OCoLC)652437201
Label
Utopian man, Lisa Lang
Publication
Control code
000045859537
Extent
1 v.
Isbn
9781742373348
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
System control number
(OCoLC)652437201

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