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The Art of Taxidermy
 

The Art of Taxidermy (EPUB ebook)

By Kernot, Sharon

In a small Australian town in the 1960s, Lottie is fascinated by death after the loss of her mother. A verse novel about grief and identity.

ISBN 9781925626728
Barcode 9781925626728
Published 2 July 2018 by The Text Publishing Company
Available in EPUB format
Software Read in Browser or Adobe Ebook Compatible Device
Language en

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ISBN-13 9781925626728
ISBN-10 1925626725
Stock Available
Status Wheelers ePlatform
Publisher The Text Publishing Company
Imprint Text Publishing
Publication Date 2 July 2018
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format EPUB ebook
Author(s) By Kernot, Sharon
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Award Winning
Australian
Number of Pages 288
Dimensions Not specified
Weight Not specified - defaults to 0g
Interest Age 13+ years
Reading Age 13+ years
NBS Text Young Adult Fiction
ONIX Text Young adult
Dewey Code Not specified
Catalogue Code 934735

Description of this Electronic Book

Shortlisted for the 2017 Text Prize

Lottie collects dead creatures and lovingly cares for them, hoping to preserve them, to save them from disintegration. Her father understands-Lottie has a scientific mind, he thinks. Her aunt wants it to stop, and she goes to cruel lengths to make sure it does.

And her mother? Lottie's mother died long ago. And Lottie is searching for a way to be close to her.

The Art of Taxidermy is a heartbreaking verse novel exploring love and death, grief and beauty, and the ways we try to make sense of it all.

Sharon Kernot writes poetry and fiction. Her work has appeared in a variety of journals, magazines and anthologies including Island, Mascara Literary Journal, Best Australian Poems, and Australian Love Stories.

'Completely mesmerising, fresh and unexpected.' Diana Sweeney, winner of 2013 Text Prize

'An intense exploration of grief.' Steven Herrick

'[An] exquisite lyrical verse novel...[A] sharply evocative tale.' West Weekend

'The work couples the swift, clipped charm of a verse novel and the unpredictable beauty of the Australian landscape in a captivating manner that showcases an author entirely comfortable with her form...Lingers in the mind for weeks afterwards.' Tulpa Magazine

'Kernot has created an intriguing tale of mystery and the imagination with a haunting ambience that the ghost of Edgar Allan Poe would recognise and admire...this is a delightful story about grief transformed and the urge to resurrect and to re-create.' Saturday Paper

'This book is beautifully written...while the novel is about grief, it is also about the importance of remembering and keeping the memory of loved ones alive.' Magpies Magazine

'In lyrical language, Kernot draws a comparison between the Australian bush and death: both are beautiful and desolate at once.' Readings

'Kernot's writing is imbued with life and grace and moments of infectious joy.' SA Weekend

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

Awards Winner of Australian Book Design Awards 2019 (Australia) -- Short-listed for The Text Prize 2017 (Australia) -- Short-listed for Ethel Turner Prize for Young People's Literature 2019 (Australia) -- Short-listed for Children's Book Council of Australia 2019 (Australia) -- Short-listed for Prime Minister's Literary Awards 2019 (Australia)

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Author's Bio

Sharon Kernot writes poetry and fiction. Her work has appeared in a variety of journals, magazines and anthologies including Island, Mascara Literary Journal, Best Australian Poems, and Australian Love Stories.

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