The Resource Carpentaria, Alexis Wright

Carpentaria, Alexis Wright

Label
Carpentaria
Title
Carpentaria
Statement of responsibility
Alexis Wright
Creator
Contributor
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
Cataloging source
ABN
Dewey number
Fiction
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR9619.3
LC item number
.W683 C37 2006
Literary form
novels
Carpentaria, Alexis Wright
Label
Carpentaria, Alexis Wright
Publication
Note
"Published ... for the Writing & Society Research Group at the University of Western Sydney" -- T.p. verso
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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
11128505
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Dimensions
24 cm.
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Extent
519 pages
Isbn
9781920882174
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) TUR4219.48557
  • (AuCNLKIN)000040346918
  • (Nz)10863860
  • (OCoLC)85863382
  • (Nz)11128505
  • 11128505

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