Matthew Flinders' cat
by
 
Courtenay, Bryce, 1933-2012.

Title
Matthew Flinders' cat

Author
Courtenay, Bryce, 1933-2012.

ISBN
9781921415180

Personal Author
Courtenay, Bryce, 1933-2012.

Edition
MP3 ed.

Publication Information
[Canada] : 90th Parallel Productions Inc., [p2010], c2002.

Physical Description
1 sound disc (MP3 CD) (ca. 16 hr., 13 min.) : digital, stereo ; 4 ? in. ; in container.

General Note
Bolinda Audio: BAB 070209. MP3 CD. Unabridged.

Abstract
Matthew Flinders' Cat is the story of a drunk, a boy and a cat. Billy O'Shannessy, once a prominent barrister, is now on the street where he sleeps on a bench outside the State Library. Above him on the window sill rests a bronze statue of Matthew Flinders' cat, Trim. Ryan is a ten-year-old, a near street kid heading for all the usual trouble. The two meet and form an unlikely friendship. Appealing to the boy's imagination by telling him the story of the circumnavigation of Australia as seen through Trim's eyes, Billy is drawn deeply into Ryan's life and into the Sydney underworld. Over several months the two begin the mutual process of rehabilitation. Matthew Flinders' Cat is a modern-day story of a city, its crime, the plight of the homeless and the politics of greed and perversion. It is also a story of the human heart, with an enchanting glimpse into our past form the viewpoint of a famous cat.

Subject Term
Talking books.
 
Street children -- Fiction.
 
Homeless persons -- Fiction.

Added Author
Bower, Humphrey.

Format
Books


LibraryMaterial TypeShelf NumberLibrary
Constitution HillCompressed Digital Audio DiscMP3 COURConstitution HillAdult Fiction