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The Resource Wake in Fright

Wake in Fright

Label
Wake in Fright
Title
Wake in Fright
Statement of responsibility
Kenneth Cook
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
May you dream of the devil and wake in fright.John Grant knows he's in hell. What he doesn't know is how to escape. A young school teacher, Grant is returning to Sydney for the holidays, but must spend a night in an outback mining town on the way. He is introduced to the illegal two-up gambling ring and quickly loses all his money. In the company of some hard-bitten and disturbing locals he is drawn into a frightening spiral of alcohol and drugs that takes him to the darkest depths of the male psyche.Forty years since it first appeared this novel remains fresh, compelling and utterly gripping. With an introduction by Peter Temple, and an afterword by acclaimed film critic David Stratton, this edition celebrates the re-release of the film adaptation, a cinematic classic, digitally restored and returned to the big screen in 2009.'Cook writes astonishingly well, with a fierce economy and a frightening power of visualization.' New York Times
Summary
Wake in Fright tells the tale of John Grant's journey into an alcoholic, sexual and spiritual nightmare. It is the original and the greatest outback horror story. Bundanyabba and its citizens will forever haunt its readers.
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Writing style
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10630232
Cataloging source
ANL
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1929-1987
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Cook, Kenneth
Dewey number
823.3
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Fiction
  • Literature
Target audience
adult
Label
Wake in Fright
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Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:ebc6d625-d1f3-49e3-893f-34a86b34c049
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781921799990
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Wake in Fright
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:ebc6d625-d1f3-49e3-893f-34a86b34c049
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781921799990
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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