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The Burning island

The Burning island
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Barcode Shelf Location Collection Volume Ref. Branch Status Due Date Res.
S0004446290 Ser
Adult Fiction Australian   Griffith . Available .  
S0005042633 F Ser
Adult Fiction   Carrathool . Automatically Renewed . 5 Oct 2021
S0008039485 F Ser
Adult Fiction   Jerilderie . Available .  
S0008057807 F Ser
Adult Fiction   Narrandera . Available .  
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ISBN 9781922330086
Call Number F Ser
Author Serong, Jock
Title The Burning island
Place of production Melbourne, Vic. : Text Publishing, 2020.
Notes Eliza Grayling, born in Sydney when the colony itself was still an infant, has lived there all her thirty-two years. Too tall, too stern-too old, now-for marriage, she lives by herself, looking in on her reclusive father in case he has injured himself while drunk. There is a shadow in his past, she knows. Something obsessive. Something to do with a man who bested him thirty-three years ago. Then Srinivas, another figure from that dark past, offers Joshua Grayling the chance for a reckoning with his nemesis. Eliza is horrified. The plan entails a sea voyage far to the south and an uncertain, possibly violent, outcome. Out of the question for an elderly man-insanity for a helpless drunkard who also happens to be blind. Unable to dissuade her father from his mad quest, Eliza begins to understand she may be forced to go with him. Then she sees the ship they will be sailing on. And in that instant, the voyage of the Moonbird becomes Eliza's mission too.
Awards note Winner of the Colin Roderick Award
Subject Added Entry - Topical Historical fiction
Children of alcoholics
Family secrets
Australian fiction
Fathers and daughters
Parent and child
Colonists
Ocean travel
Subject Added Entry - Geographic Sydney (N.S.W.) -- Social conditions -- 19th century
Australia -- Social conditions -- 19th century
Genre Australian
Personal Name Barnard, Simon
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