The Rivet in Grandfathers Neck

TitleThe Rivet in Grandfathers Neck
Year for Search1970
AuthorsElliott, Bruce (1914-73)
Date Published1970
PublisherModern Literary Editions Publishing Co./Curtis Books
Place PublishedNew York
KeywordsMale author, US author
Annotation

Flawed utopia on a planet called New Australia. The planet was initially settled by convicts, sent to the new planet as subversives to the established order, and their convict status appears to be the only connection to Australia. The planet chooses to cut itself off completely from Earth and develops society based on extremely long life with the oldest having the most power. The novel is about a man who discovers the underside of the utopia.

Holding Institutions

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Author Note

(1914-73)

Full Text

1970 Elliott, Bruce (1914-73). The Rivet in Grandfathers Neck. New York: Modern Literary Editions Publishing Co./Curtis Books. CU-Riv

Flawed utopia on a planet called New Australia. The planet was initially settled by convicts, sent to the new planet as subversives to the established order, and their convict status appears to be the only connection to Australia. The planet chooses to cut itself off completely from Earth and develops society based on extremely long life with the oldest having the most power. The novel is about a man who discovers the underside of the utopia.