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The time we have taken / Steven Carroll.

The time we have taken / Steven Carroll.
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ISBN 9780732278373 (paperback)
0732278376 (paperback)
Author Carroll, Steven, 1949- author.
Title The time we have taken / Steven Carroll.
Publisher/Date Pymble, N.S.W. : Harper Perennial, 2008.
Pagination etc. 377, 25 pages ; 20 cm.
Series Glenroy novels 3.
Contents note First published in Australia in 2007.
"Miles Franklin Award winning author"--title page.
"Winner, Commonwealth Writers' Prize, South-East Asia and South Pacific Region"--Cover.
Summary Note "That exotic tribe was us. And the time we have taken, our moment. One summer morning in 1970, Peter van Rijn, proprietor of the television and wireless shop, pronounces his Melbourne suburb one hundred years old. That same morning, Rita is awakened by a dream of her husband's snores, yet it is years since Vic moved north. Their son, Michael, has left for the city, and is entering the awkward terrain of first love. As the suburb prepares to celebrate progress, Michael's friend Mulligan is commissioned to paint a mural of the areas history. But what vision of the past will his painting reveal? Meanwhile, Rita's sometime friend Mrs Webster confronts the mystery of her husband's death. And Michael discovers that innocence can only be sustained for so long. The Time We Have Taken is both a meditation on the rhythms of suburban life and a luminous exploration of public and private reckoning during a time of radical change."--Provided by publisher.
Subject Suburban life -- Australia -- Fiction
Australian fiction
Shelf Location F CARR
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