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The Resource Carpentaria, Alexis Wright

Carpentaria, Alexis Wright

Label
Carpentaria
Title
Carpentaria
Statement of responsibility
Alexis Wright
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Centred on the precariously settled coastal town of Desperance, a township shaped by cyclones, monsoonal floods and a river that spurns human endeavour with its incomprehensible tides, it tells the story of the powerful Phantom family. Led by Norm Phantom, the great fish-embalming king of time, legendary storyteller, suspected murderer and leader of the Pricklebush people, the Phantoms battle to retain sovereignty over a country where "legends and ghosts live side by side". Sovereignty depends on stories. The official version of the region's history makes no mention of the Phantoms or the Great War of the Dump that burst the Pricklebush people apart and set Eastsider against Westsider. Nor does it mention the old tribal tensions that resurfaced and the search for lost ancestral stories that lay claim to traditional ownership
Awards note
Miles Franklin award, 2007.
Cataloging source
ANL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1950-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wright, Alexis
Dewey number
A823.4
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR9619.3.W67
LC item number
C37 2006
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Land tenure
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Queensland
  • Carpentaria, Gulf of (N.T. and Qld.)
Target audience
adult
Label
Carpentaria, Alexis Wright
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Previously published: Artarmon, N.S.W. : Giramondo, 2006
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
51375217
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
Limited hardback edition.
Extent
519 pages
Isbn
9781920882303
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 51375217
  • (Sirsi) 51375217
Label
Carpentaria, Alexis Wright
Publication
Copyright
Note
Previously published: Artarmon, N.S.W. : Giramondo, 2006
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
51375217
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
Limited hardback edition.
Extent
519 pages
Isbn
9781920882303
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 51375217
  • (Sirsi) 51375217

Library Locations

    • Ruth Faulkner Public Library - City of BelmontBorrow it
      215 Wright Street, Cloverdale, 6105, AU
      -31.96206 115.93403
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