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    Sydney: Haunted City (Cities (University of New South Wales Press)) (Hardback) By (author) Delia Falconer

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    Description"Sydney may look golden, but this is the sunniness of Mozart, whose bright notes, especially at their most joyous, seem to cast themselves out across a great abyss." Sydney has always been the sexiest and most gaudy of our cities. In this book, the third in a series in which leading Australian authors write about their hometowns, novelist Delia Falconer conjures up its sandstone, humidity, and jacarandas. But she goes beyond these to find a far more complex city: beautiful, violent, half-wild, and at times deeply spiritual. It is a slightly unreal place, haunted by a past that it has never quite grasped, or come to terms with. Here, in her first non-fiction book, she proves herself an adept memoirist. She twines the stories of the people that have made Sydney the twenty-first century city it is today. Mad clergymen, amateur astronomers, Indigenous weather experts, crims and victims, photographers and artists: their stories are surprising, funny, and moving.


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    Title
    Sydney
    Subtitle
    Haunted City
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Delia Falconer
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 304
    Width: 110 mm
    Height: 178 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 299 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781921410925
    ISBN 10: 1921410922
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.7
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC language qualifier (language as subject) V2: 2AB
    BIC E4L: LIT
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    BIC subject category V2: DSB, RG
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 16630
    B&T General Subject: 431
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET026
    Ingram Theme: CULT/AUSTRL
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 11
    LC classification: DU
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 74
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 11
    BISAC V2.8: BIO026000
    BIC subject category V2: 2AB
    BISAC V2.8: HIS004000
    Abridged Dewey: 990
    DC22: 994.41
    Thema V1.0: DSB, RG
    Illustrations note
    Illustrations , col. maps
    Publisher
    NewSouth Publishing
    Imprint name
    NewSouth Publishing
    Publication date
    01 December 2010
    Publication City/Country
    Sydney, NSW
    Author Information
    Delia Falconer is the author of "The Lost Thoughts of Soldiers" and "The Service of Clouds." Her short stories and essays have been featured in various anthologies, including "The Best Australian Essays, ""The Macquarie PEN Anthology of Australian Literature"," "and "The Penguin Century of Australian Stories." She lives in Sydney, Australia.