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Astley, Thea

Overview
Works: 104 works in 487 publications in 4 languages and 9,892 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 )

29 editions published between 1965 and 2012 in English and held by 701 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 )

27 editions published between 1986 and 2010 in English and held by 619 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One family traced from the 1860s to the 1980s, beginning with Cornelius Laffey, an Irish-born journalist. Wresting his kin from the easy living of nineteenth-century Sydney, he takes them to northern Queensland where thousands of hopefuls are digging for gold in the mud. The family confronts the horror of Aboriginal dispossession, and Cornelius is sacked for reporting the slaughter. The cycles of generations turn, one over the other. Only some things change. That world and this world both have their Catholic priests, their bigots, their radicals. Winner of the inaugural Steele Rudd Award, this is an unforgettable tale of the other side of Australia's heritage
Reaching Tin River by Thea Astley( Book )

19 editions published between 1990 and 1996 in English and held by 545 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 536 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wafer is a Bomb Age Baby. Legend has it he was born to an Australian father and a Swedish mother in Europe just before World War II, and as a young child saw his father blown apart by a bomb during the London Blitz. His own shell-shocked youth has been an aimless drifting through boarding schools, odd jobs, and hippie trails all over the world. Finally, he lands exhausted in Allbut, a small and decaying mining town somewhere in Queensland. Haunted by the modern-day myth of nuclear holocaust, Wafer seeks the perfect bomb shelter. And what better place to build your shelter than Allbut, Australia? Allbut, however, considers itself a clean and decent town, and it is soon clear that Wafer does not belong there. He is kind to Aborigines, helpful to travelling strangers, and - worst of all - he doesn't drink
Coda by Thea Astley( Book )

16 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in English and held by 508 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 )

17 editions published between 1985 and 1989 in 3 languages and held by 486 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 439 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
Vanishing points by Thea Astley( Book )

16 editions published between 1992 and 1995 in English and held by 434 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

2 miniromaner fra den australske Queensland-provins
A descant for gossips by Thea Astley( Book )

31 editions published between 1959 and 2015 in English and Italian and held by 341 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 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A kindness cup by Thea Astley( Book )

33 editions published between 1974 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In nineteenth-century Queensland, Lieutenant Freddie Buckmaster takes a band of men to 'disperse the natives' from Mandarana, an outback town. Violence is the inevitable result. Terrified, a young mother, Kowaha, leaps from a cliff, holding her baby. Two decades after the massacre, Tom Dorahy returns to his hometown for a reunion, bringing with him memories of its dark past and an attempt to reclaim justice for the victims of that night
The acolyte by Thea Astley( Book )

24 editions published between 1972 and 1998 in English and Afrikaans and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The well dressed explorer by Thea Astley( Book )

15 editions published between 1962 and 1988 in English and held by 247 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 217 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
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 185 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 165 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 89 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 60 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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It's raining in Mango : pictures from a family albumAn item from the late newsBeachmastersHunting the wild pineappleA descant for gossipsThe acolyteA boat load of home folkDrylands : a book for the world's last reader