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The Resource Carpentaria : a novel, Alexis Wright

Carpentaria : a novel, Alexis Wright

Label
Carpentaria : a novel
Title
Carpentaria
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Alexis Wright
Title variation
Carpenteria
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Carpentaria" portrays an indigenous people's struggle for justice, independence, equality, and identity
Summary
Centred on the precariously settled coastal town of Desperance, a township shaped by cyclones, monsoonal floods and a river that spurns human endeavour with its incomprehensible tides, it tells the story of the powerful Phantom family. Led by Norm Phantom, the great fish-embalming king of time, legendary storyteller, suspected murderer and leader of the Pricklebush people, the Phantoms battle to retain sovereignty over a country where "legends and ghosts live side by side". Sovereignty depends on stories. The official version of the region's history makes no mention of the Phantoms or the Great War of the Dump that burst the Pricklebush people apart and set Eastsider against Westsider. Nor does it mention the old tribal tensions that resurfaced and the search for lost ancestral stories that lay claim to traditional ownership.
Award
  • Australian Book Industry Awards, Literary Fiction Book of the Year, 2007.
  • Australian Literature Society Gold Medal, 2007.
  • Miles Franklin Award, 2007.
  • Queensland Premier's Literary Awards, Fiction Book Award, 2007.
  • Victorian Premier's Literary Awards, Vance Palmer Prize for Fiction, 2007.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
180287
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1950-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wright, Alexis
Dewey number
823/.92
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Indigenous peoples
  • Queensland
  • Australia
  • Indigenous peoples
  • Australia
  • Queensland
Target audience
adult
Label
Carpentaria : a novel, Alexis Wright
Instantiates
Publication
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
ocn232979249
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st Atria Books hardcover ed.
Extent
x, 517 pages
Isbn
9781416593102
Lccn
2007367834
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)232979249
Label
Carpentaria : a novel, Alexis Wright
Publication
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
ocn232979249
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st Atria Books hardcover ed.
Extent
x, 517 pages
Isbn
9781416593102
Lccn
2007367834
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)232979249

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