The Resource Oyster

Oyster

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Oyster
Title
Oyster
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Summary
From the acclaimed author of Due Preparations for the Plague comes a powerful Australian story. Stories do insist on being told. Even the stories of hidden lives and towns and opal reefs. By cunning intention, and sometimes by discreet bribery (or other dispatch) of government surveyors, the opal-mining town Outer Maroo has kept itself off maps. And yet people do stumble into town, because the seduction of nowhere is hard to resist. two strangers reach Outer Maroo, searching for a stepdaughter and son who have mysteriously disappeared. there is a heavy, guilty feeling to the hot, parched-dry town. Mercy Given and Old Jess (everyone calls her Old Silence) watch from Ma and Bill Beresford's store. On the verandah of Bernie's Last Chance, the drinkers wait to take stock of the foreigners, before they return to their cattle properties or their sheep stations or to their stake-outs in the opal fields. Dukke Prophet crosses the street from the Living Word Gospel Hall. Young Alice Godwin whimpers. Outer Maroo. Population 87. Here two opposing cultures - the rough-diamond, boozing, fiercely individualistic bush folk and the teetotaller, church-going fundamentalists - used to coexist peaceably. Until the arrival of the cult messiah Oyster
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Hospital, Janette Turner
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Fiction
  • Literature
Label
Oyster
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Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:b9f98356-9c3a-4bcf-b75e-76760f678d3d
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780730444671
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Oyster
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:b9f98356-9c3a-4bcf-b75e-76760f678d3d
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9780730444671
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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