The Resource The life of houses, Lisa Gorton

The life of houses, Lisa Gorton

Label
The life of houses
Title
The life of houses
Statement of responsibility
Lisa Gorton
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The Life of Houses is the new novel by the acclaimed poet Lisa Gorton, whose first book of poetry, Press Release, won the Victorian Premier's Award for Poetry, and whose second collection, Hotel Hyperion, was awarded the Philip Hodgins Memorial Medal. The Life of Houses explores, with a poet's eye for detail, the hidden tensions in an old established Australian family that has lived for generations in a large house in a coastal town in south-eastern Australia. These tensions come to the surface when the granddaughter Kit is sent by her mother to spend a holiday with her grandparents, and the unmarried aunt who looks after them, in their old and decaying house by the sea. Kit barely knows them, because her mother is estranged from the family and never talks to or visits them. Recently divorced from Kit's father, she sends her daughter to her parents now so she can pursue an affair with her new lover. Kit's presence brings the old quarrels to life as family memories take hold of..
Summary
"The Life of Houses explores, with a poet's eye for detail, the hidden tensions in one of Australia's establishment families. These tensions come to the surface during a week in summer when Anna sends her daughter Kit to stay with her parents, and the unmarried sister who cares for them, in their old and decaying house by the sea. Kit barely knows her grandparents; her mother is estranged from the family and has not taken her to visit them or the house in which she grew up. Recently separated from her husband, Anna sends Kit to them now so she can pursue a new love affair. The Life of Houses is a novel about mothers and daughters, and coming of age. It is also about property, and how people's feelings for the places that they inhabit can shape their lives.
Theme
Storyline
Writing style
Character
Award
  • NSW Premier's Literary Awards, People's Choice Award for Fiction, 2016.
  • Prime Minister's Literary Awards: Fiction, 2016.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10448555
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1972-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gorton, Lisa
Dewey number
823/.92
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR9619.4.G68
LC item number
L54 2015
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Families
  • Grandparents
  • Dysfunctional families
Target audience
adult
Label
The life of houses, Lisa Gorton
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=285&titleID=2199039
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
ocn921888361
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781922146823
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
2B0252CF-CCB9-428B-8A7F-57A69C995050
System control number
(OCoLC)921888361
Label
The life of houses, Lisa Gorton
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=285&titleID=2199039
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
ocn921888361
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781922146823
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
2B0252CF-CCB9-428B-8A7F-57A69C995050
System control number
(OCoLC)921888361

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