The Resource Extinctions [Book Club kit], Josephine Wilson

Extinctions [Book Club kit], Josephine Wilson

Label
Extinctions [Book Club kit]
Title
Extinctions [Book Club kit]
Statement of responsibility
Josephine Wilson
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
He hated the word 'retirement', but not as much as he hated the word 'village', as if ageing made you a peasant or a fool. Herein lives the village idiot. Professor Frederick Lothian, retired engineer, world expert on concrete and connoisseur of modernist design, has quarantined himself from life by moving to a retirement village. His wife, Martha, is dead and his two adult children are lost to him in their own ways. Surrounded and obstructed by the debris of his life - objects he has collected over many years and tells himself he is keeping for his daughter - he is determined to be miserable, but is tired of his existence and of the life he has chosen. When a series of unfortunate incidents forces him and his neighbour, Jan, together, he begins to realise the damage done by the accumulation of a lifetime's secrets and lies, and to comprehend his own shortcomings
Summary
Professor Frederick Lothian, retired engineer and widower, considers his inability to connect with his troubled family, while his alienated adopted daughter is also facing her own complex emotional relationships
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Character
Award
  • Colin Roderick Award (Australia), 2017.
  • Miles Franklin Award, 2017
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10541288
Cataloging source
ANL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wilson, Josephine
Dewey number
A823.4
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Retired engineers
  • Retirement communities
  • Neighbors
  • Australian fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
Extinctions [Book Club kit], Josephine Wilson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
286 pages
Governing access note
Kits available to Book Club administrators. Please contact your local Branch Library if you are interested in registering
Isbn
9781742588988
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Publisher number
  • 9781742588988BK
  • 1742588980BK
Specific material designation
regular print
Label
Extinctions [Book Club kit], Josephine Wilson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
286 pages
Governing access note
Kits available to Book Club administrators. Please contact your local Branch Library if you are interested in registering
Isbn
9781742588988
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Publisher number
  • 9781742588988BK
  • 1742588980BK
Specific material designation
regular print

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