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The Resource Death of a river guide, Richard Flanagan

Death of a river guide, Richard Flanagan

Label
Death of a river guide
Title
Death of a river guide
Statement of responsibility
Richard Flanagan
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Aljaz Cosini, river guide, is leading a group of tourists on a raft down Tasmania's wild Franklin River when his greatest fear is realized, a tourist falls into the river and may drown. An ordinary man with many regrets, Aljaz rises to an uncharacteristic heroism and offers his own life in trade"--Jacket
Summary
Beneath a waterfall on the Franklin, Aljaz Cosini, river guide, lies drowning. Beset by visions at once horrible and fabulous, he relives not just his own life but that of his family and forebears. In the rainforest waters that rush over him he sees those lives stripped of their surface realities, and finds a world where dreaming reasserts its power over thinking. As the river rises, his visions grow more turbulent, and in the flood of his past Aljaz discovers the soul history of his country.
Tone
Writing style
Award
Adelaide Festival Award for Fiction (South Australia), 1996.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
027374
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1961-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Flanagan, Richard
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Franklin River Region (Tas.)
  • Franklin River (Tas.)
  • Drowning victims
  • Tasmania
  • Drowning victims
  • Tasmania
  • Tasmania
  • Tasmania
Target audience
adult
Label
Death of a river guide, Richard Flanagan
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
ocm44777247
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
326 pages
Isbn
9780802116826
Lccn
00061727
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)44777247
Label
Death of a river guide, Richard Flanagan
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
ocm44777247
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
326 pages
Isbn
9780802116826
Lccn
00061727
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)44777247

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