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The Resource The Australian : a novel, Emma Smith-Stevens

The Australian : a novel, Emma Smith-Stevens

Label
The Australian : a novel
Title
The Australian
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Emma Smith-Stevens
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In her humorous and emotionally resonant debut, Emma Smith-Stevens follows the exploits and evolution of a young man - known only as "the Australian"--Over the course of a dozen years, from his time posing for tourist photos as Superman to his life in New York, chasing fame and fortune. Married to a woman he barely knows and struggling to forge a relationship with his son, the Australian travels between the U.S. and Melbourne, seeking to reconnect with his deceased parents through his father's Australian Outdoor Geographic magazines and the Dreaming Tracks, sacred landmarks his mother longed to explore. Through this quest for self-discovery, the Australian becomes both more and less enigma: "the idea of this guy you could find in any city, a hostel anywhere in the world, smiling, suntanned, hauling a backpack." A poignant and at times satirical meditation on masculinity, fatherhood, isolation, New York City, fame, and loss, The Australian examines the human tendency to fall in love with the idea of another person and the importance of knowing one's essential nature" --
Summary
A young man known as "the Australian" journeys between New York and Melbourne on a quest of self-discovery in this poignant exploration of loneliness, love, and fatherhood
Tone
Character
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10563691
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
The Australian : a novel, Emma Smith-Stevens
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
958351364
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
First US edition.
Extent
224 pages
Isbn
9781941088746
Lccn
2016038920
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)958351364
Label
The Australian : a novel, Emma Smith-Stevens
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
958351364
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
First US edition.
Extent
224 pages
Isbn
9781941088746
Lccn
2016038920
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)958351364

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