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Goat on a hill / by Robin Stewart
Bib ID 1874060
Format BookBook [text, volume]
Author
Stewart, Robin L., 1941- author
 
Description Sandy Bay, Tasmania : V.D.L. Publications, 1998 
195 pages ; 21 cm 
ISBN 9780958717823 (paperback)
0958717826 (paperback)
Summary

Goat on a hill is the story of Gil Mackay, a kid who keeps his eyes open and his mouth shut. A childhood of sparks; hot tears, sudden fear, rage and wild, ruthless glee, where 'going out to play' is a daily gift of escape and definition, where the world is hammered into shape. Growing up is difficult. Gil is half guided and half bullied by 'the terrible sisters', shielded by his mother, disappointed by his father and loved by his grandpa. Set in Melbourne in the fifties and brought to life through the eyes of an eight year old boy, Goat on a hill is an irresistible comedy of expectations, dreams and brilliant survival.

Subjects Children -- Victoria -- Melbourne -- Fiction.  |  Families -- Victoria -- Melbourne -- Fiction.  |  Melbourne (Vic.) -- Fiction.  |  Australian
Form/genre Autofiction.
Also Titled

Goat on a hill : a novel

Available From V.D.L. Publications, PO Box 178, Sandy Bay TAS 7006 

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