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Drylands : a book for the world's last reader

Astley, Thea, 1925-20042018
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In the dying town of Drylands, Janet Deakin sells papers to lonely locals. At night, in her flat above the newsagency, she attempts to write a novel for a world in which no one reads--'full of people, she envisaged, glaring at a screen that glared glassily back.' Drylands is the story of the townsfolk's harsh, violent lives. Trenchant and brilliant, Thea Astley's final novel is a dark portrait of outback Australia in decline
Author:
Imprint:
Melbourne, Victoria : The Text Publishing Company, 2018.©1990
Collation:
xiii, 239 pages ; 20 cm.
Series title:
Notes:
Originally published: Penguin Books Australia, 1999.
Awards:
Winner of the Miles Franklin Literary Award, 1999.
ISBN:
9781925603576 (paperback)
Dewey class:
A823.3
Language:
English
BRN:
375075
LocationCollectionCall numberStatus/Desc
Sandringham LibraryAdult Fiction - GeneralASTLOnloan - Due: 30 Jun 2024
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