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The Resource The strays : a novel, Emily Bitto

The strays : a novel, Emily Bitto

Label
The strays : a novel
Title
The strays
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Emily Bitto
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
On her first day at a new school, Lily befriends one of the daughters of infamous avant-garde painter Evan Trentham. He and his wife are trying to escape the stifling conservatism of 1930s Australia by inviting other like-minded artists to live and work at their family home. Lily becomes infatuated with this wild, makeshift family and longs to truly be part of it. As the years pass, Lily observes the way the lives of these artists come to reflect the same themes as their art: Faustian bargains and spectacular falls from grace. Yet it's not Evan, but his daughters, who pay the price for his radicalism. An engrossing story of ambitions, sacrifice, and compromised loyalties. --
Summary
In 1930s Melbourne, Lily befriends Eva and her two sisters, and becomes infatuated with the bohemian lifestyle of their artist father and the community of like-minded artists living and working in their house.
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
Stella Prize, 2015.
Assigning source
from Affirm Press
Awards note
Stella Prize, 2015
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10320203
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bitto, Emily
Dewey number
823/.92
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Children of artists
  • Communal living
  • Ambition
  • Dysfunctional families
  • Australia
Target audience
adult
Label
The strays : a novel, Emily Bitto
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • OverDrive eBook
  • "Originally published in Australia by Affirm Press in 2014"--Title page verso
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First U.S. hardcover edition.
Extent
1 online resource (240 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781455537709
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
67A46369-9B77-4DA9-B12D-B85437A03117
System control number
(OCoLC)967723929
Label
The strays : a novel, Emily Bitto
Link
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • OverDrive eBook
  • "Originally published in Australia by Affirm Press in 2014"--Title page verso
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First U.S. hardcover edition.
Extent
1 online resource (240 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781455537709
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
67A46369-9B77-4DA9-B12D-B85437A03117
System control number
(OCoLC)967723929
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