Franklin

No more boats / Felicity Castagna.

Author/Creator:
Castagna, Felicity, author.
Publication:
New York, NY : Europa Editions, 2019.
Format/Description:
Book
204 pages ; 21 cm
Subjects:
Interpersonal relations -- Fiction.
Boat people -- Australia -- Public opinion -- Fiction.
Boat people -- Australia -- Fiction.
Families -- Australia -- Fiction.
Immigrants -- Australia -- Fiction.
Australia -- Government policy -- Fiction.
Australian fiction.
Australia -- Emigration and immigration -- Fiction.
Emigration and immigration.
Australia.
Form/Genre:
Political fiction.
Domestic fiction.
Fiction.
Australian fiction
Summary:
"A finalist for the Miles Franklin Literary Award in 2018, No More Boats is not only a riveting story of a modern family it directly addresses issues that many nations around the world are grappling with as never before--namely, immigration, xenophobia, protectionism, racism, media manipulation, unchecked urban property development, and the precariousness of the working poor. Set in Sydney's working-class western suburbs, No More Boats tells of a family whose unraveling lives collide with a refugee crisis known as the Tampa Affair, when over 400 hundred refugees were left stranded fifteen miles off the Australian coast. The story revolves around Antonio, an Italian immigrant, his wife Rose, with a rich back story of her own, and their two children, Nico and Claire, both, in their owns ways, drifting. After a work-related accident forces him into early retirement and the familiar scaffolding of work, family, the immigrant's dream of betterment, is removed from his life, Antonio's mind begins to fragment. Manipulated by the media and made vulnerable by his feeling of irrelevance, Antonio commits an act that makes him a lightning rod for the factions that are bitterly at odds over the Tampa Affair and the "immigrant question." No More Boats is an unbiased, moving, original, important story about the world we live in, the families we come from, the raw impulses that we attempt to conceal."--provided by publisher.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references.
ISBN:
9781609455095
1609455096
1787701581
9781787701588
OCLC:
1046107386
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