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The Resource Aspiring, Damien Wilkins

Aspiring, Damien Wilkins

Label
Aspiring
Title
Aspiring
Statement of responsibility
Damien Wilkins
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Sixteen-year-old Ricky has a part time job in a cafe in a South Island town being transformed by tourism. Over several months, as Ricky bicycles through the town and his daily round, we bear witness to his friendships, the trial and hilarity of school, his stirrings for prickly Keri, the mystery of Mr Le Clair and his Cadillac, and the truth of his small family's sadness. Aspiring is a wonderfully surprising YA novel from one of New Zealand's most significant writers. Damien Wilkins's comically poignant narrative showcases his considerable gifts for character and dialogue, and his wry take on human drives and frailties; for the first time, though, his focus is on a Kiwi boy in the full internal riot and uncertainty of adolescence
Tone
Writing style
Award
New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults, Young Adult Fiction Award, 2020.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10895571
Cataloging source
NZ1
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1963-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wilkins, Damien
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 7
  • 9
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Teenage boys
  • Fathers and sons
  • New Zealand
Target audience
adolescent
Label
Aspiring, Damien Wilkins
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
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
000067088151
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
194 pages
Isbn
9780995122949
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)1134496319
Label
Aspiring, Damien Wilkins
Publication
Copyright
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
000067088151
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
194 pages
Isbn
9780995122949
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)1134496319

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