Scary monsters / Michelle De Kretser.Publisher: Crows Nest, NSW : Allen & Unwin, 2021Copyright date: ©2021Description: 153, 152 pages ; 24 cmContent type:
- Australian fiction
- Teachers -- France -- Fiction
- Neighbors -- Fiction
- Speculative fiction
- Immigrants -- Australia -- Fiction
- Immigrants -- France -- Fiction
- Misogyny -- Fiction
- Ageism -- Fiction
- Women teachers -- France -- History -- Fiction
- Government employees -- Victoria -- Melbourne -- Fiction
- Families -- Australia -- Fiction
- Racism -- Fiction
- Australia -- Fiction
- France -- Fiction
- A823.4 23/eng/20211015
Printed in reversible format.
Lyle -- Lili.
Lili's family migrated to Australia from Asia when she was a teenager. Now, in the 1980s, she's teaching in the south of France. She makes friends, observes the treatment handed out to North African immigrants and is creeped out by her downstairs neighbour. All the while, Lili is striving to be A Bold, Intelligent Woman like Simone de Beauvoir. Lyle works for a sinister government department in near-future Australia. An Asian migrant, he fears repatriation and embraces 'Australian values'. He's also preoccupied by his ambitious wife, his wayward children and his strong-minded elderly mother. Islam has been banned in the country, the air is smoky from a Permanent Fire Zone, and one pandemic has already run its course.
|Item type||Current library||Call number||Status||Notes||Date due||Barcode|
|Book||SMSA Library General Novels||N DEKR||Available||November 2021||71542|