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Wearing paper dresses, Anne Brinsden

Label
Wearing paper dresses
Title
Wearing paper dresses
Statement of responsibility
Anne Brinsden
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
You can talk about living in the Mallee. And you can talk about a Mallee tree. And you can talk about the Mallee itself: a land and a place full of red sand and short stubby trees. Silent skies. The undulating scorch of summer plains. Quiet, on the surface of things. But Elise wasn't from the Mallee, and she knew nothing of its ways.Elise, a beautiful and artistic, if slightly brittle, city girl is rudely transplanted to the undulating, unforgiving plains of the Mallee when her husband is called home to save the family property. Poor Elise struggles with the rural life: Bill works all day in the back paddock and her father-in-law is openly hostile to his son's unsatisfactory wife. She tries desperately to become part of the community but her meringues don't satisfy the shearers, her spontaneous renditions of opera are thought frankly strange, and the drought kills everything in her garden, save the geraniums she despises. And as their mother withdraws more and more into herself, her spirited, tearaway daughters, Marjorie and Ruby, wild as weeds, are left to raise themselves as best they can. And when their family's fragile peace is finally shattered by Elise's spiralling madness, Marjorie flees to the city leaving her family behind her. And there she stays, leading a very different life, until the boy she loves draws her back to the land she can't forget... This is a story of mothers and daughters, a saga of two generations of women on the land. It is enthralling, tragic, romantic - and absolutely unputdownable
Summary
Elise, a beautiful and artistic, if slightly brittle, city girl is rudely transplanted to the undulating, unforgiving plains of the Mallee when her husband is called home to save the family property... This is a story of mothers and daughters, a saga of two generations of women on the land.
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10807594
Cataloging source
ANL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Brinsden, Anne
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Married women
  • Self-realisation in women
  • Farms
  • Mothers and daughters
  • Farm life
  • Australian fiction
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Families
Target audience
adult
Label
Wearing paper dresses, Anne Brinsden
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
A compelling story of country Australia with all its stigma, controversy and beauty"--Cover
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
000065891057
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
378 pages
Isbn
9781760784850
Lccn
be2019035787
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1109833394
Label
Wearing paper dresses, Anne Brinsden
Publication
Copyright
Note
A compelling story of country Australia with all its stigma, controversy and beauty"--Cover
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
000065891057
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
378 pages
Isbn
9781760784850
Lccn
be2019035787
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1109833394

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