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The Resource Questions of travel : a novel, Michelle de Kretser

Questions of travel : a novel, Michelle de Kretser

Label
Questions of travel : a novel
Title
Questions of travel
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Michelle de Kretser
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Laura Fraser grows up in Sydney, motherless, with a cold father and an artistic bent. Ravi Mendes is on the other side of the world--his humble father dead, his mother struggling, determined to succeed in computer science. Their stories alternate throughout-- culminating in unlikely fates for them both, destinies influenced by travel--voluntary in her case, enforced in his. With money from an inheritance, Laura sets off to see the world, returning to Sydney to work for a travel guide. There she meets Ravi, a Sri Lankan political exile who wants only to see a bit of Australia and make a living" -- from publisher's web page
Summary
An Australian tour-guide, returning to work in Sydney after a small inheritance allows her to travel the world, crosses paths with a Sri Lankan political exile in this novel that juxtaposes tourism with the lives of locals
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • Australian Literature Society Gold Medal, 2013.
  • Miles Franklin Award, 2013.
  • NSW Premier's Literary Awards, Book of the Year, 2014.
  • NSW Premier's Literary Awards, Christina Stead Prize for Fiction, 2014.
  • Prime Minister's Literary Awards: Fiction, 2013.
  • Western Australian Premier's Book Awards, Fiction category, 2012.
  • Western Australian Premier's Book Awards, Premier's Prize, 2012.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10160709
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
De Kretser, Michelle
Dewey number
823/.92
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR9619.4.D4
LC item number
Q47 2013
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • International travel
  • Sri Lankans
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Sydney (N.S.W.)
Target audience
adult
Label
Questions of travel : a novel, Michelle de Kretser
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
ocn806015327
Dimensions
cm.
Edition
1st US ed.
Extent
p.
Isbn
9780316219228
Lccn
2012039069
System control number
(OCoLC)806015327
Label
Questions of travel : a novel, Michelle de Kretser
Publication
Control code
ocn806015327
Dimensions
cm.
Edition
1st US ed.
Extent
p.
Isbn
9780316219228
Lccn
2012039069
System control number
(OCoLC)806015327

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