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The Resource The Gift of Speed

The Gift of Speed

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The Gift of Speed
Title
The Gift of Speed
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Summary
The history of his summer is written in the grass ... In 1960 the West Indies arrive in Australia, bringing with them a carnival of music, colour and possibility. Michael, who is sixteen, is enthralled. If, like his heroes, he has the gift of speed, he will move beyond his suburb into the great world ... And yet, as his summer unfolds, Michael realises that there are other ways to live. When the calypso chorus accompanying Frank Worrell and his team fades, Michael has learnt many things; about his parents, his suburb, a girl called Kathleen Marsden, and about himself. THE GIFT OF SPEED is a masterful blend of story-telling, memorable characters and a uniquely Australian sensibility by a novelist at the height of his powers. 'A must-read' Bookseller+Publisher 'If, as they say, the past is another country, then Carroll is the ideal guide' Sydney Morning Herald 'Rarely has such an arid place as suburban Melbourne in the heat of 1961 evoked such graceful and tender prose' The Age Shortlisted for the Miles Franklin Literary Award, 2005
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Steven Carroll
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dictionaries
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Literary Criticism / General
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The Gift of Speed
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Publication
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ODILO:034300006893
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
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electronic
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True
Isbn
9781743099698
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Gift of Speed
Publication
Control code
ODILO:034300006893
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781743099698
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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