The Resource Eyrie : a novel, Tim Winton

Eyrie : a novel, Tim Winton

Label
Eyrie : a novel
Title
Eyrie
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Tim Winton
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Once an ambitious, altruistic environmentalist, Keely now finds himself broke, embroiled in scandal, and struggling to piece together some semblance of a life. From the heights of his urban high-rise apartment, he surveys the wreckage of his life and the world he's tumbled out of love with. Just before he descends completely into pills and sorrow, a woman from his past and her preternatural child appear, perched on the edge of disaster, desperate for help. When you're fighting to keep your head above water, how can you save someone else from drowning? As Keely slips into a nightmarish world of con artists, drug dealers, petty violence, and extortion, Winton confronts the cost of benevolence and creates a landscape of uncertainty. "--
Summary
<i>Eyrie</i> tells the story of Tom Keely, a man who's lost his bearings in middle age and is now holed up in a flat at the top of a grim highrise, looking down on the world he's fallen out of love with. He's cut himself off, until one day he runs into some neighbours: a woman he used to know when they were kids, and her introverted young boy. The encounter shakes him up in a way that he doesn't understand. Despite himself, Keely lets them in. What follows is a heart-stopping, groundbreaking novel for our times, funny, confronting, exhilarating and haunting, populated by unforgettable characters. It asks how, in an impossibly compromised world, we can ever hope to do the right thing
Theme
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
Western Australian Premier's Book Awards, People's Choice, 2014.
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
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10259815
Cataloging source
DLC
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1960-
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Winton, Tim
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR9619.3.W585
LC item number
E97 2014
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Recluses
  • Interpersonal relations
Target audience
adult
Label
Eyrie : a novel, Tim Winton
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn863127599
Edition
First American Edition.
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9780374151348
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013041342
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)863127599
Label
Eyrie : a novel, Tim Winton
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn863127599
Edition
First American Edition.
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9780374151348
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013041342
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)863127599

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