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The Resource How to be Australian : an outsider's view on life & love down under, Ashley Kalagian Blunt

How to be Australian : an outsider's view on life & love down under, Ashley Kalagian Blunt

Label
How to be Australian : an outsider's view on life & love down under
Title
How to be Australian
Title remainder
an outsider's view on life & love down under
Statement of responsibility
Ashley Kalagian Blunt
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
After spending her twenties working abroad and travelling solo, Canadian Ashley convinces her careeroriented boyfriend Steve to relocate to sunny, carefree, noworries Australia for a year. An anxious dreamer, Ashley longs to bathe in the national characteristics of her chosen new home and feel the way Australians do. Newly married, the couple move to Sydney. Steve struggles to find work and Ashley fears he will come to regret both the move and the marriage, especially after she loses her wedding rings on Bondi Beach. But when Steve lands a great job, he shockingly announces he wants to stay in Australia, making Ashley realise how out of place she feels. To make things work with Steve and try to achieve her vision of happiness, Ashley resolves to discover an Australia that's meaningful for her, to travel the country widely, learn its history, and make Australian friends, all while conquering her growing anxiety. On this quest, she attends a waffle match, falls in love with ibises, discovers the 'visibly male' kangaroo atop Parliament House, travels to The Vagina, and much more. Ashley comes to love her new home, despite its political challenges and identity issues. And then Steve decides he wants to go back to Canada, after all! Can learning how to be Australian teach Ashley about herself and save her marriage?
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Blunt, Ashley Kalagian
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Blunt, Ashley Kalagian
  • Immigrants
  • Canadians
  • Emigration and immigration
  • Spouses
  • Authors, Australian
  • Authors, Canadian
  • Australia
  • Australia
Target audience
adult
Label
How to be Australian : an outsider's view on life & love down under, Ashley Kalagian Blunt
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xv, 288 pages
Isbn
9781925972801
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
How to be Australian : an outsider's view on life & love down under, Ashley Kalagian Blunt
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xv, 288 pages
Isbn
9781925972801
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

Library Locations

    • Inglewood LibraryBorrow it
      895 Beaufort Street, Inglewood, 6052, AU
      -31.921066 115.885610
    • Scarborough LibraryBorrow it
      173 Gildercliffe Street, Scarborough, 6019, AU
      -31.894827 115.774929
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