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The Resource Barracuda, Christos Tsiolkas

Barracuda, Christos Tsiolkas

Label
Barracuda
Title
Barracuda
Statement of responsibility
Christos Tsiolkas
Creator
Subject
Genre
Summary
His whole life Danny Kelly's only wanted one thing: to win Olympic gold. Everything he's ever done - every thought, every dream, every action - takes him closer to that moment of glory, of vindication, when the world will see him for what he is: the fastest, the strongest and the best. His life has been a preparation for that moment. His parents struggle to send him to the most prestigious private school with the finest swimming program; Danny loathes it there and is bullied and shunned as an outsider, but his coach is the best and knows Danny is, too, better than all those rich boys, those pretenders. Danny's win-at-all-cost ferocity gradually wins favour with the coolest boys - he's Barracuda, he's the psycho, he's everything they want to be but don't have the guts to get there. He's going to show them all. He would be first, everything would be all right when he came first, all would be put back in place. When he thought of being the best, only then did he feel calm. A searing and provocative novel by the acclaimed author of the international bestseller The Slap, Barracuda is an unflinching look at modern Australia, at our hopes and dreams, our friendships, and our families. Should we teach our children to win, or should we teach them to live? How do we make and remake our lives? Can we atone for our past? Can we overcome shame? And what does it mean to be a good person? Barracuda is about living in Australia right now, about class and sport and politics and migration and education. It contains everything a person is: family and friendship and love and work, the identities we inhabit and discard, the means by which we fill the holes at our centre. It's brutal and tender and blazingly brilliant; everything we have come to expect from this fearless vivisector of our lives and world
Cataloging source
ANL
Dewey number
A823.4
Label
Barracuda, Christos Tsiolkas
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
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
000051897092
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
516 pages
Isbn
9781743317310
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 000051897092
  • (Sirsi) 000051897092
  • (OCoLC)857585735
Label
Barracuda, Christos Tsiolkas
Publication
Copyright
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
000051897092
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
516 pages
Isbn
9781743317310
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 000051897092
  • (Sirsi) 000051897092
  • (OCoLC)857585735

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