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Issue Details: First known date: 2007... 2007 Floodtide
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Floodtide 'traces the fortunes of four men and four families over four memorable decades: The prosperous post-war 1950s when childhood is idyllic and carefree in the small, peaceful city of Perth . . . The turbulent 60s when youth is caught up in the conflict of the Vietnam War and free love reigns . . . The avaricious 70s when Western Australia's mineral boom sees the rise of a new young breed of aggressive entrepreneurs . . . The corrupt 80s and the birth of 'WA Inc', when the alliance of greedy politicians and powerful businessmen brings the state to its knees, even threatening the downfall of the federal government.

'Each of the four who travel this journey has a story to tell. An environmentalist fights to save the primitive and beautiful Pilbara coast from the careless ravaging of mining conglomerates; a Vietnam War veteran rises above crippling injuries to discover a talent that gains him an international reputation; and an ambitious geologist joins forces with a hard-core businessman to lead the way in the growth of Perth from a sleepy town to a glittering citadel. But, as the 90s ushers in a new age when innocence is lost, all four are caught up in the irreversible tides of change, and actions must be answered for.' (Publisher's blurb)

Notes

  • Featured by the BIG Book Club, South Australia, January 2008.
  • Dedication: In loving memory of my father, Bob Nunn, (1908-1978)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • North Sydney, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Random House Australia , 2007 .
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      Image courtesy of publisher's website.
      Extent: 647p.
      ISBN: 9781741666854
Alternative title: Gezeiten des Schicksals
Language: German
    • Frankfurt,
      c
      Germany,
      c
      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      S. Fischer Verlag ,
      2011 .
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      Extent: 1v.p.
      ISBN: 9783104013220, https://www.austlit.edu.au/austlit/page/C639368?editing=yes#aa-9

Other Formats

  • Also sound recording.
  • Large print.

Works about this Work

Author is on a Role Samela Harris , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 19 - 20 January 2008; (p. 25)

— Review of Floodtide Judy Nunn , 2007 single work novel
Flood of Emotions in WA's Turbulent Times Rebecca Gill , 2008 single work column
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 5 January 2008; (p. 36)

Floodtide is The Advertiser's Big Book Club selection for January 2008

Off the Shelf : Fiction Dianne Dempsey , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 1 December 2007; (p. 28)

— Review of Floodtide Judy Nunn , 2007 single work novel
Untitled Rachel Wilson , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , October vol. 87 no. 4 2007; (p. 45)

— Review of Floodtide Judy Nunn , 2007 single work novel
Untitled Rachel Wilson , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , October vol. 87 no. 4 2007; (p. 45)

— Review of Floodtide Judy Nunn , 2007 single work novel
Off the Shelf : Fiction Dianne Dempsey , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 1 December 2007; (p. 28)

— Review of Floodtide Judy Nunn , 2007 single work novel
Author is on a Role Samela Harris , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 19 - 20 January 2008; (p. 25)

— Review of Floodtide Judy Nunn , 2007 single work novel
Flood of Emotions in WA's Turbulent Times Rebecca Gill , 2008 single work column
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 5 January 2008; (p. 36)

Floodtide is The Advertiser's Big Book Club selection for January 2008

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