The Resource Lost & found : a novel, Brooke Davis

Lost & found : a novel, Brooke Davis

Label
Lost & found : a novel
Title
Lost & found
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Brooke Davis
Title variation
Lost and found
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Follows a shared encounter between an abandoned 7-year-old, a widowed shut-in and a nursing home escapee, who embark on a road trip across Western Australia to find the child's mother
  • Millie Bird's struggling mother, grieving the death of Millie's father, leaves her in a local store and never returns. Agatha Pantha, has not left her house, or spoken to another human being, since she was widowed seven years ago. Karl once used his fingers to type out love notes on his wife's skin; now widowed, he types his words out into the air as he speaks. Brought together at a fateful moment, the three embark upon a road trip across Western Australia to find Millie's mother
Summary
Follows a shared encounter between an abandoned seven-year-old, a widowed shut-in, and a nursing home escapee, who embark on a road trip across Western Australia to find the child's mother
Theme
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • Australian Book Industry Awards, General Fiction Book of the Year, 2015.
  • Western Australian Premier's Book Awards, Western Australian Emerging Writers Award, 2016
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10392043
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Davis, Brooke
Dewey number
823/.92
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR9619.4.D375
LC item number
L67 2015
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Girls
  • Abandoned children
  • Australia
  • Grief
  • Fate and fatalism
  • Abandoned children
  • Girls
  • Australia
Target audience
adult
Label
Lost & found : a novel, Brooke Davis
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 307)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Hardback -An irresistible debut novel about the wisdom of the very young, the mischief of the very old, and the magic that happens when no one else is looking Millie Bird, seven years old and ever hopeful, always wears red gumboots to match her curly hair. Her struggling mother, grieving the death of Millie's father, leaves her in the big ladies' underwear department of a local store and never returns. Agatha Pantha, eighty-two, has not left her house -- or spoken to another human being -- since she was widowed seven years ago. She fills the silence by yelling at passersby, watching loud static on TV, and maintaining a strict daily schedule. Karl the Touch Typist, eighty-seven, once used his fingers to type out love notes on his wife's skin. Now that she's gone, he types his words out into the air as he speaks. Karl's been committed to a nursing home, but in a moment of clarity and joy, he escapes. Now he's on the lam. Brought together at a fateful moment, the three embark upon a road trip across Western Australia to find Millie's mother. Along the way, Karl wants to find out how to be a man again; Agatha just wants everything to go back to how it was. Together they will discover that old age is not the same as death, that the young can be wise, and that letting yourself feel sad once in a while just might be the key to a happy life
Control code
ocn881093466
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
310 pages
Isbn
9780525954682
Lccn
2014020930
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)881093466
Label
Lost & found : a novel, Brooke Davis
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 307)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Hardback -An irresistible debut novel about the wisdom of the very young, the mischief of the very old, and the magic that happens when no one else is looking Millie Bird, seven years old and ever hopeful, always wears red gumboots to match her curly hair. Her struggling mother, grieving the death of Millie's father, leaves her in the big ladies' underwear department of a local store and never returns. Agatha Pantha, eighty-two, has not left her house -- or spoken to another human being -- since she was widowed seven years ago. She fills the silence by yelling at passersby, watching loud static on TV, and maintaining a strict daily schedule. Karl the Touch Typist, eighty-seven, once used his fingers to type out love notes on his wife's skin. Now that she's gone, he types his words out into the air as he speaks. Karl's been committed to a nursing home, but in a moment of clarity and joy, he escapes. Now he's on the lam. Brought together at a fateful moment, the three embark upon a road trip across Western Australia to find Millie's mother. Along the way, Karl wants to find out how to be a man again; Agatha just wants everything to go back to how it was. Together they will discover that old age is not the same as death, that the young can be wise, and that letting yourself feel sad once in a while just might be the key to a happy life
Control code
ocn881093466
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
310 pages
Isbn
9780525954682
Lccn
2014020930
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)881093466

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