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Girl with a Monkey【電子書籍】[ Thea Astley ]

Girl with a Monkey【電子書籍】[ Thea Astley ]

<p>Loneliness has driven a young school teacher in a small North Queensland town to form an unlikely relationship with a road worker. Harry is older and more experienced than Elsie, but vulnerable through his possessive love for her.</p> <p>In an attempt to escape from him, Elsie obtains a transfer. Her last day in town is spent trying to avoid Harry, fearing the violence of his reaction to her desertion and their inevitable encounter.</p> <p><em>Girl with a Monkey</em> is Thea Astley's first no
The Slow Natives【電子書籍】[ Thea Astley ]

The Slow Natives【電子書籍】[ Thea Astley ]

<p><em>'If one saw behind the faces into the hearts, one would die.'</em></p> <p>A suburban couple have drifted into the shallows of middle-aged boredom. Their fourteen-year-old son is a stranger, meeting their attempts at love with hostile indifference. Surly at home, he is a dab hand at shoplifting and looks like sliding into delinquency.</p> <p>Moving from Brisbane to a country convent and the Gold Coast, the novel is a brilliant, witty portrait of the surface of ordinary life. The Leverson f
A Descant for Gossips【電子書籍】[ Thea Astley ]

A Descant for Gossips【電子書籍】[ Thea Astley ]

<p>This stylish reissue of one of Thea Astley’s finest early novels is a classic story of small-town life. Two schoolteachers are drawn to each other by their concern for a lonely young girl. As long as Vinny Lalor could remember she had been on the fringe of thingsーin her family and at school. But as the final term of the year progresses, rumor and malice mount against Vinny and her two teachers, sweeping them toward scandal and, for one of them, disaster. <em>A Descant for Gossips</em> was The
A Kindness CupText Classics【電子書籍】[ Thea Astley ]

A Kindness CupText Classics【電子書籍】[ Thea Astley ]

<p><em>I told them to go into the scrub and disperse the tribe.</em></p> <p>Disperse? That is a strange word. What do you mean by dispersing?</p> <p><em>Firing at them.</em></p> <p>Two decades after a massacre of local Aboriginal people, the former residents of a Queensland town have reunited to celebrate the progress and prosperity of their community. Tom Dorahy, returning to his hometown, is having none of it: he wants those responsible to own up to their actions. A reckoning with oppression,
A Kindness Cup KINDNESS CUP [ Thea Astley ]

A Kindness Cup KINDNESS CUP [ Thea Astley ]

KINDNESS CUP Thea Astley Kate Grenville TEXT PUB CO2019 Paperback English ISBN:9781925603545 洋書 Fiction & Literature(小説&文芸) Fiction
The Multiple Effects of RainshadowText Classics【電子書籍】[ Thea Astley ]

The Multiple Effects of RainshadowText Classics【電子書籍】[ Thea Astley ]

<p><em>There are distant shouts, rifle shots, the pounding of feet across the bridge, the sound of running. A woman’s scream carves the night then bubbles away.</em></p> <p>In 1930 the superintendent of a mission on a Queensland island, driven mad by his wife’s death, goes on a murderous rampage. Fearing for their lives, the other whites arm a young Indigenous man and order him to shoot Uncle Boss dead. <em>The Multiple Effects of Rainshadow</em> traces the lead-up to this bloody showdown and th
The Multiple Effects of Rainshadow MULTIPLE EFFECTS OF RAINSHADOW [ Thea Astley ]

The Multiple Effects of Rainshadow MULTIPLE EFFECTS OF RAINSHADOW [ Thea Astley ]

MULTIPLE EFFECTS OF RAINSHADOW Thea Astley Chloe Hooper TEXT PUB CO2019 Paperback English ISBN:9781925603569 洋書 Fiction & Literature(小説&文芸) Fiction
Reaching Tin RiverText Classics【電子書籍】[ Thea Astley ]

Reaching Tin RiverText Classics【電子書籍】[ Thea Astley ]

<p><em>Tin River is a townlet of terminal attractiveness.</em></p> <p><em>Tin River is a state of mind.</em></p> <p>Researching in the archives Belle discovers the long-dead Gaden Lockyer, a colonial pioneer in Jericho Flats, and soon becomes obsessed. Belle’s quest for Lockyer is her way of coming to terms with the pastーher mother, ‘a drummer in her own all-women’s group’; her absent American father; and her ineffectual husband, Seb. In <em>Reaching Tin River</em>, Thea Astley’s satire is at it
Reaching Tin River REACHING TIN RIVER [ Thea Astley ]

Reaching Tin River REACHING TIN RIVER [ Thea Astley ]

REACHING TIN RIVER Thea Astley Jennifer Down TEXT PUB CO2019 Paperback English ISBN:9781925603552 洋書 Fiction & Literature(小説&文芸) Fiction
Coda【電子書籍】[ Thea Astley ]

Coda【電子書籍】[ Thea Astley ]

<p>Kathleen is facing old age alone. Between her selfish children - 'Brain' and his straying wife, and daughter Shamrock and Shamrock's hubby the 'Big Developer' - there is no longer a place for her. But Passing Downs Old People's Home is still not the place for a woman like Kathleen. She is not ready for that and they're not ready for her.</p> <p>'I've skipped the grandma years,' Kathleen said. 'The four ages of women: bimbo, breeder, baby-sitter, burden . I've cut and run. Wasn't going to tell
DrylandsText Classics【電子書籍】[ Thea Astley ]

DrylandsText Classics【電子書籍】[ Thea Astley ]

<p><em>This will be a book for the world’s last reader, she decided, chewing pen-end over an open exercise book.</em></p> <p>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ー‘full of people, she envisaged, glaring at a screen that glared glassily back.’ <em>Drylands</em> is the story of the townsfolk’s harsh, violent lives. Trenchant and brilliant, Thea Astley’s f
A Boat Load of Home Folk【電子書籍】[ Thea Astley ]

A Boat Load of Home Folk【電子書籍】[ Thea Astley ]

<p>When the tourist ship <em>Malekula</em> arrives at a tropic island in the the Pacific the crushing heat and the looming hurricane intensify the hostilities and frustrations of the egocentric people on board. And when the hurricane bursts on the island the havoc it brings is less perhaps than the personal storms of man and wife, of spinster friends, of man and mistress, of erring priest.</p> <p>Gerald Seabrook's pointless womanising achieves a finality of irritation for his suffering wife; eld
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Olpro The Astley Melamine Set 16 Pieces

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Thea AstleyInventing Her Own Weather【電子書籍】[ Karen Lamb ]

Thea AstleyInventing Her Own Weather【電子書籍】[ Karen Lamb ]

<p>This is the first biography of one of Australia’s most beloved novelists, Thea Astley (1925?2004). Over a 50-year writing career, Astley published more than a dozen novels and short story collections, including <em>The Acolyte</em>, <em>Drylands</em>, and <em>The Slow Natives</em>, and was the first person to win multiple Miles Franklin Awards. With many of her works published internationally, Astley was a trailblazer for women writers. In her personal life, she was renowned for her dry wit,