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Astley, Thea

Overview
Works: 105 works in 480 publications in 4 languages and 9,929 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Psychological fiction  Interviews  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PR9619.3.A75, 823
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The slow natives by Thea Astley( Book )

28 editions published between 1965 and 2012 in English and held by 707 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A suburban couple have drifted into the shallows of middle-aged boredom. Their fourteen-year-old is a stranger, indifferent and sliding into delinquency. The family seems normal, but desire and inner emotion are never quite so simple
It's raining in Mango : pictures from a family album by Thea Astley( Book )

21 editions published between 1987 and 1990 in English and held by 599 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reaching Tin River by Thea Astley( Book )

19 editions published between 1990 and 1996 in English and held by 551 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An item from the late news by Thea Astley( Book )

18 editions published between 1982 and 1984 in English and held by 542 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Coda by Thea Astley( Book )

16 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in English and held by 511 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From an Australian writer, a bleak tale on the irrelevance of old people in today's society. The protagonist is a woman seeking meaning in her final years. Her husband is dead, her children have no use for her except as a baby sitter and have consigned her to a home. By the author of The Slow Natives
Beachmasters by Thea Astley( Book )

19 editions published between 1985 and 1989 in 3 languages and held by 493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De oorspronkelijke bevolking van een klein eilandje in de Stille Zuidzee doet een slecht opgezette poging hun onafhankelijkheid van de Europese bezetter te verkrijgen. Door gebruik van dialect moeilijk toegankelijk
Hunting the wild pineapple by Thea Astley( Book )

30 editions published between 1979 and 2009 in English and held by 445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Thea Astley has switched from the novel to the short story producing a collection of brilliance in Hunting the Wild Pineapple … With these eight tales, all set in north Queensland, Thea Astley, a Queenslander, has found her True North as a writer.' Sydney Morning Herald   Leverson, the narrator at the centre of these stories, calls himself a 'people freak'. Seduced by north Queensland's sultry beauty and unique strangeness, he is as fascinated by the invading hordes of misfits from the south as by the old established Queenslanders.   Leverson's ironical yet compassionate view makes every story, every incident, a pointed example of human weakness - or strength
Vanishing points by Thea Astley( Book )

15 editions published between 1992 and 1995 in English and held by 437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The genteel poverty bus company - Inventing the weather.; Two novellas in which the main characters in each flee from lives they cannot control._
A descant for gossips by Thea Astley( Book )

30 editions published between 1959 and 2015 in English and Italian and held by 345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In thisw classic story of small-town life, two schoolteachers are drawn to each other by their concern for a lonely young girl. For as long as Vinny Lalor can remember, she has been on the fringe of things - in her family and at school. But as the final term of the year progresses, rumour and malice mount against Vinny and her two teachers, sweeping them towards scandal and, for one of them, disaster" --backcover
Two by Astley by Thea Astley( Book )

3 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A kindness cup by Thea Astley( Book )

34 editions published between 1974 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of Taws, an Australian town about to celebrate its 20th anniversary. But one man is not about to celebrate. Returning from 15 years exile, he is intent on reminding the town of the brutal acts they perpetrated during their early years of settlement
The acolyte by Thea Astley( Book )

24 editions published between 1972 and 1998 in English and Afrikaans and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The well dressed explorer by Thea Astley( Book )

15 editions published between 1962 and 1988 in English and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A boat load of home folk by Thea Astley( Book )

14 editions published between 1968 and 2012 in English and Italian and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the tourist ship Malekula arrives at a tropic island in the the Pacific the crushing heat and the looming hurricane intensify the hostilities and frustrations of the egocentric people on board. And when the hurricane bursts on the island the havoc it brings is less perhaps than the personal storms of man and wife, of spinster friends, of man and mistress, of erring priest
Girl with a monkey by Thea Astley( Book )

17 editions published between 1958 and 2012 in English and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Loneliness has driven a young school teacher in a small North Queensland town to form an unlikely relationship with a road worker. Harry is older and more experienced than Elsie, but vulnerable through his possessive love for her. In an attempt to escape from him, Elsie obtains a transfer
Drylands : a book for the world's last reader by Thea Astley( Book )

18 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in English and Chinese and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Award Winner-Miles Franklin Award 2000
The multiple effects of rainshadow by Thea Astley( Book )

7 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On a January morning in 1930, in an island mission off the Queensland coast, the superintendent goes on a rampage that rips the community apart. Afterwards, only a few are free to leave, but even back on the mainland they cannot escape the effects of the brutality they've witnessed. Two decades later, violence once again erupts on the island
Collected stories by Thea Astley( Book )

6 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drylands by Thea Astley( Recording )

9 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In her flat above Drylands' newsagency, Janet Deakin is writing a book for the world's last reader. Little has changed her in 50 years, except for the coming of cable TV. Loneliness is almost a religion, and still everyone knows your business. But the town is being outmanoeuvered by drought and begins to empty, pouring itself out like water into sand. Small minds shrink even smaller in the vastness of the land. One man is forced out by council rates and bigotry; another sells his property, risking the lot to build his dream. And all of them are shadowed by violence of some sort - these people whose only victory over the town is in leaving it
Hunting the wild pineapple by Thea Astley( Recording )

12 editions published between 1982 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Leverson, the narrator at the centre of these stories, calls himself a 'people freak.' Seduced by north Queensland's sultry beauty and unique strangeness, he is as fascinated by the invading hordes of misfits from the south as by the old established Queenslanders. Leverson's ironical yet compassionate view makes every story, every incident, a pointed example of human weakness - or strength"--Pub. description
 
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Alternative Names
Astley, Thea

Astley, Thea Beatrice May 1925-2004

Gregson, Thea

Gregson, Thea 1925-2004

Thea Astley australijska pisarka

Thea Astley australische Schriftstellerin

Thea Astley auteur uit Australië (1925-2004)

Thea Astley Twentieth century Australian novelist

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An item from the late newsBeachmastersHunting the wild pineappleA descant for gossipsThe acolyteA boat load of home folkDrylands : a book for the world's last readerThe multiple effects of rainshadow