Shell

eAudio - unabridged
(10.77 hours)
Product Number: TCM2733
Released: 01 Dec, 2018
Business Term: Multiuse 100 Circ
ISBN: #9781528846158
Narrator(s): Melle Stewart
Publisher: W F Howes
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Description

In 1965, as Danish architect Jørn Utzon’s striking vision for the Sydney Opera House transforms the skyline and unleashes a storm of controversy, the shadow of the Vietnam War and a deadly lottery threaten to tear the country apart. Journalist Pearl Keogh, exiled to the women’s pages after being photographed at an anti-war protest, is desperate to find her two missing brothers and save them from the draft. Axel Lindquist, a visionary young glass artist from Sweden, is obsessed with creating a unique work that will do justice to Utzon’s towering masterpiece. A big, bold and hauntingly beautiful story that captures a defining moment in Australia's history through the eyes of two unforgettable characters caught in the eye of the storm – and reminds us why taking a side matters.

Author(s): Kristina Olsson
Original Publish Date: 01 Dec, 2018

All Formats/Editions

Playaway
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Author(s): Kristina Olsson
Narrator(s): Melle Stewart
Product Number D6130
Released: 01 Dec, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: W F Howes
ISBN: #9781528846134
MP3 CD
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Author(s): Kristina Olsson
Narrator(s): Melle Stewart
Product Number MPCD3782
Released: 01 Dec, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: W F Howes
ISBN: #9781528846141
CD
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Author(s): Kristina Olsson
Narrator(s): Melle Stewart
Product Number CX4857
Released: 01 Dec, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: W F Howes
ISBN: #9781528846127
eBook
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Author(s): Kristina Olsson
Genre: Literature
Product Number WEB318038
Released: 24 Sep, 2018
Business Term: OBOU 2 Years
ISBN: #9781925685343

Professional reviews

"“Luminous” NEW YORK TIMES “A classic in the making” AUSTRALIAN FINANCIAL REVIEW “A shimmering love letter to Sydney … Required reading” AUSTRALIAN WOMEN’S WEEKLY “It’s my Book of the Year, and it might even be the Book of the Decade” ANZLITLOVERS.COM ‘This is a novel the reader experiences on the skin as well as in the imagination” AUSTRALIAN BOOK REVIEW “A beautifully crafted novel about a fascinating time in our history… Luminous.” HEATHER ROSE award-winning author of The Museum of Modern Love “Shell sanctifies the greatest of our ideas and being, from love, courage and betrayal to creation and dissent … It’s the kind of book that opens out its readers, making them think and feel. It’s the kind of book I’ll carry with me for all time’ ASHLEY HAY “Shell is a brilliant and beautiful novel, full of lyrical grace and sensitive observation. There’s a special joy in its attention to creativity, family love and the complex dignity of labour. And at its centre: the Sydney Opera House; not simply an icon, but reimagined as art object, aspiration, and a kind of international dream …’ GAIL JONES, award-winning author of Five Bells and The Death of Noah Glass “This narrative of war and hope, the old and the new world, makes Shell a novel of energy and enlightenment, and, to boot, a source of delightful reading.” TOM KENEALLY"

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