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Author Van Loon, Julienne, 1970- author

Title Harmless / Julienne van Loon
Edition First edition
Published North Fremantle, W.A. : Fremantle Press, 2013
North Fremantle, Western Australia : Fremantle Press, 2013
© 2013


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 MELB  827.03 V2614 A6/H  AVAILABLE
 W'PONDS  827.03 V2614 A6/H  AVAILABLE
Description 137 pages ; 21 cm
regular print
Summary Full of suspense, Harmless, is the tightly woven story of eight year old Amanda, whose father is in prison, and Rattuwat, a Thai man burying his daughter in a strange land. Abandoning their broken-down car on the way to the prison's visiting hour, Amanda and Rattuwat venture into the trackless scrub of Australia's outer suburbs. As the day heats up, the sense of menace intensifies and each of them enters the no-man's-land between safety and peril. With the right kind of mindfulness, William Blake tells us, one can behold infinity in a grain of sand. In the grainy bush tracks of the outer eastern suburbs of Perth, the whole canvas of contemporary Australian life - the ethnic diversity, its violence, its growing divisions of class and economic status, its convoluted history of linkage with South East Asia - is made vivid and visible in this remarkable novella
Analysis Australian
Notes A novel
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Subject Australian fiction -- 21st century.
Culture conflict -- Fiction.
Prisoners -- Australia -- Fiction.
Western Australia -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Novellas.
LC no. 2012517581
ISBN 9781922089045 (paperback)