The Resource Springtime: : a ghost story, Michelle de Kretser, (electronic resource)

Springtime: : a ghost story, Michelle de Kretser, (electronic resource)

Label
Springtime: : a ghost story
Title
Springtime:
Title remainder
a ghost story
Statement of responsibility
Michelle de Kretser
Title variation
Spring time
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
When Frances met Charlie at a party in Melbourne, he was married with a young son. Now that the couple has moved to subtropical Sydney, a lusher and more chaotic city, Frances has an unshakable sense that the world has tipped on its axis. Everything seems alien, and exotic-and Frances is haunted by the unknowability of Charlie's previous life. A young art historian studying the objects in paintings--the material world--Frances takes mind-clearing walks around her neighborhood with her dog. Behind the fence of one garden, she thinks she sees a woman in an old-fashioned gown, but something is not right. It's as if the garden exists in a vacuum suspended in time, "at an angle to life." Springtime is a ghost story that doesn't conform to the genre's traditions of dark and stormy nights, graveyards and ruins. It breaks new ground by unfolding in sunny, suburban Australia, and the realism of the characters and events make the story's ambiguities and eeriness all the more disquieting. The richness of observation here is immediately recognizable as Michelle de Kretser's, a writer who has been praised by Hilary Mantel as a master of "the sharp, almost hallucinatory detail."
Cataloging source
Midwest
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De Kretser, Michelle
Dewey number
823.92
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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hoopla digital
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  • Man-woman relationships
  • Electronic books
  • Sydney (N.S.W.)
Target audience
adult
Label
Springtime: : a ghost story, Michelle de Kretser, (electronic resource)
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11842168
Instantiates
Publication
Color
multicolored
Control code
MWT11842168
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Publisher number
MWT11842168
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11842168
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Springtime: : a ghost story, Michelle de Kretser, (electronic resource)
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11842168
Publication
Color
multicolored
Control code
MWT11842168
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Publisher number
MWT11842168
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11842168
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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