The Resource The narrow road to the deep north : [Book Club kit], Richard Flanagan

The narrow road to the deep north : [Book Club kit], Richard Flanagan

Label
The narrow road to the deep north : [Book Club kit]
Title
The narrow road to the deep north
Title remainder
[Book Club kit]
Statement of responsibility
Richard Flanagan
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
What would you do if you saw the love of your life, whom you thought dead for a quarter of a century, walking towards you? Richard Flanagan's story, of Dorrigo Evans, an Australian doctor haunted by a love affair with his uncle's wife, journeys from the caves of Tasmanian trappers in the early twentieth century to a crumbling pre-war beachside hotel; from a Thai jungle prison to a Japanese snow festival; from the Changi gallows to a chance meeting of lovers on the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Taking its title from 17th-century haiku poet Basho?s travel journal, The Narrow Road To The Deep North is about the impossibility of love. At its heart is one day in a Japanese slave labour camp in August 1943. As the day builds to its horrific climax, Dorrigo Evans battles and fails in his quest to save the lives of his fellow POWs, a man is killed for no reason, and a love story unfolds
Summary
Haunted by the death of his wife while attending brutally sick and injured soldiers at a World War II Japanese POW camp, surgeon Dorrigo Evans receives a letter that irrevocably shapes the subsequent decades of his life in Australia
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Award
  • ALA Notable Book, 2015.
  • Man Booker Prize, 2014.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2014
  • Tasmania Book Prizes, Margaret Scott Prize, 2015.
  • Prime Minister's Literary Awards: Fiction, 2014.
  • Queensland Literary Awards, Fiction Book Award, 2014.
  • Western Australian Premier's Book Awards, Fiction category, 2014.
  • Western Australian Premier's Book Awards, Premier's Prize, 2014.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10233974
Cataloging source
ANL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1961-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Flanagan, Richard
Dewey number
823.3
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Prime Minister's Literary Awards
  • Man Booker Prize
  • Literary prize winners
  • Surgeons
Target audience
adult
Label
The narrow road to the deep north : [Book Club kit], Richard Flanagan
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdamedia.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
467 pages
Governing access note
Kits available to Book Club administrators. Please contact your local Branch Library if you are interested in registering
Isbn
9780857980366
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
  • (Sirsi) b9780857980366
  • b9780857980366
Label
The narrow road to the deep north : [Book Club kit], Richard Flanagan
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdamedia.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
467 pages
Governing access note
Kits available to Book Club administrators. Please contact your local Branch Library if you are interested in registering
Isbn
9780857980366
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
  • (Sirsi) b9780857980366
  • b9780857980366

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