The Resource Window Gods

Window Gods

Label
Window Gods
Title
Window Gods
Statement of responsibility
Sally Morrison
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Without allure, we'd be bored to death and yet it can take us in so completely we forget who we are and where we live and what we are striving for. The allure of the mythical good life makes dupes of us all. The orchid blooms and we're seduced.Window Gods draws us into the many lives of Isobel as artist, mother, daughter, sister, wife and friend. In the midst of a life that tugs her in all directions Isobel is rammed sideways – her half-sister has brought a law suit against her, her peers are criticising her, and her brother-in-law has been diagnosed with cancer.Then her son disappears.In a modern-day Middlemarch, Isobel sets off to Afghanistan in search of her missing child while bush fires rage on her home horizon.Incisive, witty and wise, Window Gods captures the chaos and contradictions of contemporary life and death with Morrison's shrewd insight, dry humour and inimitable style.Morrison is unusual among contemporary Australian novelists ... She is unafraid of ideas; her work reveals a quirky independence, a reluctance to follow fashion, besides shrewd insights into what makes human beings tick. Andrew RiemerAn award-winning author of novels, short stories, a play and a biography, Sally Morrison originally trained as a molecular biologist before launching a rich and varied writing career. In 2013 she travelled to Afghanistan as an observer with the Afghan–Australian Development Organisation
Summary
56-year-old Isobel is an artist struggling to engage deeply with her subject matter while the responsibilities of womanhood tug her in all directions - her ancient mother, her son and her late sister's daughter. When a lawsuit brought by her half sister and her husband's cancer diagnosis collide, Isobel is thrown from one crisis to the next. Then her son disappears in Afghanistan. In a situation resembling a global Middlemarch, Isobel sets off to find her son
Storyline
Character
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10446831
Cataloging source
ANL
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1946-
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Morrison, Sally
Dewey number
823.3
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
Window Gods
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:4c88b7b6-f847-4a9b-b441-2fad42b2b9d0
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781743582848
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Window Gods
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:4c88b7b6-f847-4a9b-b441-2fad42b2b9d0
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781743582848
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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