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Ordinary Matter / Laura Elvery (author).

In 1895 Alfred Nobel rewrote his will and left his fortune made in dynamite and munitions to generations of thinkers. Since 1901 women have been honoured with Nobel Prizes for their scientific research twenty times, including Marie Curie twice. Spanning more than a century and ranging across the world, this inventive story collection is inspired by these women whose work has altered history and saved millions of lives. From a transformative visit to the Grand Canyon to a baby washing up on a Queensland beach, a climate protest during a Paris heatwave to Stockholm on the eve of the 1977 Nobel Prize ceremony, these stories interrogate the nature of inspiration and discovery, motherhood and sacrifice, illness and legacy. Sometimes the extraordinary pivots on the ordinary.

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Barcode Shelf Location Collection Volume Ref. Branch Status Due Date Res.
C9009149720 F ELV
Adult fiction   Smithfield Branch . . On Loan . 17 Oct 2020
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ISBN 9780702262760
0702262765
9780702263989
0702263982
9780702263996
0702263990
9780702264009
0702264008
Author Elvery, Laura author.
Title Ordinary Matter / Laura Elvery (author).
Published St Lucia, QLD : UQP, 2020.
Physical description 276 pages ; 23 cm.
General note Prepublication record (machine generated from publisher information)
Contents note You run towards love -- Grand Canyon -- Something close to gold -- Night blindness -- Hyperobject -- Frost -- Stockholm -- Corn queen -- Growth -- Witnessing -- Fruit flies -- Titan Arum -- The bodies are buried -- Better nature -- Wingspan -- The garden bridge -- The town turns over -- Little fly -- The fix -- A brief history of petroleum.
Summary In 1895 Alfred Nobel rewrote his will and left his fortune made in dynamite and munitions to generations of thinkers. Since 1901 women have been honoured with Nobel Prizes for their scientific research twenty times, including Marie Curie twice. Spanning more than a century and ranging across the world, this inventive story collection is inspired by these women whose work has altered history and saved millions of lives. From a transformative visit to the Grand Canyon to a baby washing up on a Queensland beach, a climate protest during a Paris heatwave to Stockholm on the eve of the 1977 Nobel Prize ceremony, these stories interrogate the nature of inspiration and discovery, motherhood and sacrifice, illness and legacy. Sometimes the extraordinary pivots on the ordinary.
Subject Modern & contemporary fiction
Women Nobel Prize winners -- Fiction. -- Adult fiction -- Print
Women in science -- History -- Fiction
Motherhood -- Fiction
Sacrifice -- Fiction
Australian fiction
Women -- Fiction
Short stories, Australian -- 21st century
Short stories
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