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The Resource Past life, William Lane

Past life, William Lane

Label
Past life
Title
Past life
Statement of responsibility
William Lane
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Anna grows up in a third-story unit in Parramatta with her adoptive Russian mother Sophia. When her teacher Miss Glass gives her a Box Brownie camera, small acts of observation coupled with the art of photography become her escape. On visiting the suburb of Castle Hill with her schoolfriend Lisaveta she falls into a seductive world or gardens and orchards. At the Thompson's place she embarks on a mission to photograph the orchard by night and day. It is there she meets Friedrich, an older man of German origin but from the Soviet Union, who lives in a shed on the property. She eventually learns that he was once a celebrated writer, his ambitions destroyed by the war. As events unfold Anna realises that her connections to the orchard and to Friedrich are deeper than she ever could have imagined. The mysteries and secrets of the past unravel in the most shocking, tender and unexpected of ways. Set in Sydney, and in Russia. Past Life is a glorious novel about the various ways the gifts and traumas of the past plays out in the present. It is the affecting story of relationships across generations and William Lane's most hauntingly beautiful work to date
Cataloging source
NJB
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Lane, William
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Photography
  • Gardening
  • Intergenerational relations
  • Orchids
  • Photographers
  • Russia
  • Sydney (N.S.W.)
Label
Past life, William Lane
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000069136047
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
267 pages
Isbn
9781925760781
Lccn
jb2021059446
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1251805553
Label
Past life, William Lane
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000069136047
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
267 pages
Isbn
9781925760781
Lccn
jb2021059446
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1251805553

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