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Laura Jean McKay

Autor/a de The Animals in That Country

4+ obres 227 Membres 23 Ressenyes

Obres de Laura Jean McKay

The Animals in That Country (2020) 204 exemplars
Holiday in Cambodia (2013) 12 exemplars
Gunflower (2023) 10 exemplars

Obres associades

The Best Australian Stories 2008 (2004) — Col·laborador — 16 exemplars

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Data de naixement
1978
Gènere
female
Nacionalitat
Australia
Lloc de naixement
Orbost, Victoria, Australia
Llocs de residència
New Zealand
Educació
University of Melbourne
Professions
novelist
short-story writer
lecturer (Creative Writing)
Relacions
Doig, Tom (husband)
Organitzacions
Massey University

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Crazy wierd. But not only does it all work, the protagonist, Jean, and her dingo Sue come through clear as a bell. You can feel the heat, smell the smells, hear the chatter of the animals. An incredible feat. Weird and wonderful. Sad and human, oh so human.
 
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BookyMaven | Hi ha 20 ressenyes més | Dec 30, 2023 |
Beautiful, strange, and painful. I cried at the end. Animals strange as animals, and humans fucking up in both intimate and national scales. Again, what an ending.
 
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Afriendlyhorse | Hi ha 20 ressenyes més | Aug 14, 2023 |
Could’ve done without the casual fatphobia. Interesting until it wasn’t, and the animals read like the worst parts of Australian literature. Two stars for the concept.
 
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PiaRavenari | Hi ha 20 ressenyes més | Aug 4, 2023 |
https://fromtheheartofeurope.eu/the-animals-in-that-country-by-laura-jean-mckay/

I thought this was very enjoyable indeed, though also rather grim with its theme of eco-catastrophe in Australia. The central character is a middle-aged woman sharing the care of her granddaughter with her estranged son’s ex, who is also her boss. Plague hits the population, thematic for a 2020 novel, though not as inconvenient as COVID with the side benefit of enabling communication with animals. And the animals are not anthropomorphised; they are just about comprehensible in their own way. The human and natural landscapes of Australia are evocatively portrayed, and I can see why it appealed to that year’s Clarke judges. Recommended.… (més)
 
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nwhyte | Hi ha 20 ressenyes més | Jul 13, 2023 |

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Obres
4
També de
1
Membres
227
Popularitat
#99,086
Valoració
½ 3.6
Ressenyes
23
ISBN
18
Llengües
1

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