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The Resource Dirt music : a novel, Tim Winton

Dirt music : a novel, Tim Winton

Label
Dirt music : a novel
Title
Dirt music
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Tim Winton
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Set in the dramatic landscape of Western Australia, Dirt Music tells the story of Luther Fox, a broken man who makes his living as an illegal fisherman -- a shamateur. Before everyone in his family was killed in a freak rollover, Fox grew melons and counted stars and loved playing his guitar. Now, his life has become a "project of forgetting." Not until he meets Georgie Jutland, the wife of White Point's most prosperous fisherman, does Fox begin to dream again and hear the dirt music -- "anything you can play on a verandah or porch," he tells Georgie, "without electricity." Like the beat of a barren heart, nature is never silent. Ambitious and perfectly calibrated, Dirt Music resonates with suspense, emotion, and timeless truths
Summary
Despite her marriage to Jim Buckridge, Georgie Jutland has never really become a part of his inbred fishing community, and her tentative link to conventional life is further jeopardized when she begins a love affair with Luther Fox, the local poacher and outcast
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • Western Australian Premier's Book Awards, Fiction category, 2001.
  • Western Australian Premier's Book Awards, Premier's Prize, 2001.
  • Miles Franklin Award, 2002.
  • NSW Premier's Literary Awards, Christina Stead Prize for Fiction, 2002.
  • Nielsen BookData Australian Booksellers’ Choice Award, 2001.
Awards note
Winner of The Miles Franklin Literary Award, The Christina Stead Award, WA Premier's Book of the Year, Book Data/ABA Book of the Year Award, Goodreading Award-Readers Choice Book of the Year.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
067295
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1960-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Winton, Tim
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR9619.3.W585
LC item number
D57 2003
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Australia
  • Alienation (Social psychology)
  • Middle-aged women
  • Hitchhiking
  • Fishers
Target audience
adult
Label
Dirt music : a novel, Tim Winton
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: Sydney : Picador, 2001
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
6262972
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st Scribner trade pbk. ed.
Extent
401 pages
Isbn
9780743228480
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2003045515
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(CPomAG)JPL90420
Label
Dirt music : a novel, Tim Winton
Publication
Note
Originally published: Sydney : Picador, 2001
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
6262972
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st Scribner trade pbk. ed.
Extent
401 pages
Isbn
9780743228480
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2003045515
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(CPomAG)JPL90420

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