The Silicon Tongue
By (author) Beryl S. Fletcher
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Silicon Tongue by Beryl S. Fletcher
Book Description'The Silicon Tongue' follows the award-winning novel, 'The Wood Burners' and critically acclaimed novel, 'The Iron Mouth'. These novels explore the relationship between language and identity and tell stories of women's lives in a time of radical social change. 'The Silicon Tongue' is centred on the life and times of London-born Alice who was brought to New Zealand as a servant in the 1930s. Tricked by the authorities into believing that she was an orphan, Alice tells her story into the tape recorder of a mysterious oral historian and discloses family secrets of rape and adoption. She discovers a kinship with a teenage nethead called Pixel and learns that old women can fly in cyberspace along with the young. Meanwhile, Alice's daughter, Joy finds out that when it comes to family stories, there is always more than one version of the truth.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781875559497
(140mm x 215mm x 20mm)
Imprint: Spinifex Press
Publisher: Spinifex Press
Publish Date: 1-Jan-1996
Country of Publication: Australia
Books By Author Beryl S. Fletcher
Bloodwood Clan, Paperback (May 2002)
Jos is sent to Digger Town near Mudgee, New South Wales to do research. She knows it is a strange place with a strange history, that the people use no modern technologies, wear nineteenth-century clothing, drive in a horse and cart, and produce all their own goods, but she is not prepared for the encounters she has there.
Iron Mouth, Paperback (January 1993)» View all books by Beryl S. Fletcher
A novel which follows the narrator, a film-maker, through the process of writing a script. As the script progresses her life begins to take on elements from the script, and with the central motif of her work being Helen of Troy, the lives of all those around her take on a new meaning.
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