|Statement||by David Ballantyne ; [introduced by Kate De Goldi]|
|Contributions||De Goldi, Kate, 1959-|
|LC Classifications||PR9639.3.B27 S93 2012|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||xiii, 277 p. ;|
|Number of Pages||277|
|LC Control Number||2012427274|
Sydney Bridge Upside Down is the great unread New Zealand novel—a gothic thriller, a coming-of-age story and a sinister family tragedy. Share this book share High resolution cover picture Preview this book books View book rights notepad. Product Information "What begins as the story of an ordinary country boy quickly turns strange and unpredictable indeed Funny, inventively written, and more than slightly odd, Sydney Bridge Upside Down makes a long-awaited and welcome return."--Sonya Hartnett A great, untamed story about childhood, a summer holiday, and a sinister tragedy that looms over everything. Sydney Bridge upside down. [David Ballantyne] -- Harry Baird lives with his mother, father and younger brother Cal in Calliope Bay, at the edge of the world. Summer has come, and those who can have left the bay for the allure of the far away city. First published in , Sydney Bridge Upside Down has long been considered a New Zealand literary masterpiece. Published now for the first time in Australia, this brilliant tale, told in an entirely distinctive voice, deserves a place on the bookshelf alongside period classics like Wake in Fright and My Brother : The Text Publishing Company.
Sydney Bridge Upside Down seems very much like a "boys being boys" type of book, a snapshot of one summer in their lives, at first. But, then the first death occurs and the book takes a sinister turn. You know who saw the person alive, last, but was the death an accident? If not, it's clear who is responsible. Sydney Bridge Upside Down by David Ballantyne 22nd June By Mark Jolly If knowing some details of a book’s plot before you read it ruins it for you, it’s probably not that good a book. 1 Am Rand der Welt lebte ein alter Mann, und sein Pferd hieß Sydney Bridge Upside Down. Er hatte ein Gesicht voller Narben, und das Pferd war ein alter, lahmer Klepper, und ich beginne mit dem Mann und seinem Pferd, weil sie immer irgendwie dabei waren in jenem Sommer, als hier oben an der Küste diese schrecklichen Dinge passierten. “UPSIDE-DOWN” SIGNALS vs. OTHER SYSTEMS “Upside-Down” is an alternative to Standard American signaling technique; in fact, many describe it as “the opposite of Standard”. Most signaling systems use the concept of “High” and “Low” cards. High and Low are situation dependent, as a 5 or a 9 could be a high card or a low one.
Sydney Bridge Upside Down, first published in and only now released in Australia, is largely regarded as a ‘forgotten New Zealand classic’. It is everything everyone says: disquieting, funny, charming, sinister, tragic and untamed. 'Sydney Bridge Upside Down is a gothic masterpiece that subverts many of the norms of realist fiction in a way that justifies its reputation as not only one of the most important local novels of the s, but one whose terms seem clearer with the benefit of hindsight and thus resonate even more insistently today.' Listener4/5(8). Sydney Bridge Upside Down is the great unread New Zealand novel - a gothic thriller, a coming-of-age story and a sinister family tragedy. David Ballantyne is the author of Sydney Bridge Upside Down ( avg rating, ratings, 40 reviews, published ), The Cunninghams ( avg rating, /5(42).