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The Resource Pushing back, John Kinsella

Pushing back, John Kinsella

Label
Pushing back
Title
Pushing back
Statement of responsibility
John Kinsella
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Pushing Back is John Kinsella's most haunting and timely fiction to date. It is populated with eccentric, compelling characters, drifters, unlikely friendships, the silences of dissolving relationships, haunted dwellings and lonely highways, the ghosts of cleared bushland and the threats of right-wing nationalists and senseless destruction. A couple make love in an abandoned asbestos house, a desperate carpet cleaner beholden to the gig economy begs a financially distressed client not to cancel his booking, an addict cannot bear to see his partner without the watch he once gave her, a mother casts her shearer son's ashes on the property on which he worked, fascists pile into a little red car with the intent of terrorising tourists on the Nullarbor, a man more at home with machinery than people rescues a drowning kitten. Yet throughout this assured distillation of contemporary Australian life, empathy rises like the red-tailed black cockatoos that appear and reappear, nature coalescing with the human spirit, the animals, the trees, the land, the people pushing back. These stories are at once disturbing, tender and hopeful
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10940717
Cataloging source
NJB
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1963-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kinsella, John
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Short stories, Australian
  • Australia
Target audience
adult
Label
Pushing back, John Kinsella
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
000068586368
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
333 pages
Isbn
9781925760712
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1202760274
Label
Pushing back, John Kinsella
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
000068586368
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
333 pages
Isbn
9781925760712
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1202760274

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