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The Resource The Salt Madonna, Catherine Noske

The Salt Madonna, Catherine Noske

Label
The Salt Madonna
Title
The Salt Madonna
Statement of responsibility
Catherine Noske
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This is the story of a crime. This is the story of a miracle. There are two stories here. Hannah Mulvey left her wind-lashed island home as a teenager. But her stubborn, defiant mother is dying, and Hannah has returned to Chesil, taking up a teaching post at the tiny schoolhouse, doing what she can in the long days of this final year. Like her mother, the island is not as once it was. Isolation, the salt-struck land, a failing harvest, and better prospects elsewhere have left their mark on a community clinging desperately to the edge of the coast. But gradually, so that Hannah cannot pinpoint exactly when it begins, the community begins to unravel. There are odd reports, rumours. A girl disappears from her classes. People gather and mutter on street corners, meet at strange hours, flock together as a silent force. Even as an outsider, Hannah can see their increasingly strange behaviour towards her young charge. The truth lies with those who speak loudest. This suspenseful and provocative novel turns on a single, terrible event. It is a gripping portrayal of a remote community caught up in a collective moment of madness, of good intentions turned terribly awry; a blistering examination of truth and power, and how we might distinguish one from the other
Cataloging source
ANL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Noske, Catherine
Dewey number
A823.4
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mothers and daughters
  • Terminally ill
  • Missing persons
  • Teachers
  • Island life
  • Communities
  • Miracles
Target audience
adult
Label
The Salt Madonna, Catherine Noske
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
23913826
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
356 pages
Isbn
9781760784249
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
be2020008315
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Label
The Salt Madonna, Catherine Noske
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
23913826
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
356 pages
Isbn
9781760784249
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
be2020008315
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n

Library Locations

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      215 Wright Street, Cloverdale, 6105, AU
      -31.96206 115.93403
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