Synopsis: Bardot's Comet is a literary crime novel set in Australia in a period of intense social and scientific change: 1966-1969. Amid the rise of feminism and sexual liberation, the Vietnam War, the first man on the moon, the global debate on science versus religion, and the Murchison Comet, a father seeks to understand his daughter's brutal murder. Leonardo Bari changed his daughter's name to Prudence after her mother died, a month after her birth in 1924. This simple act haunts him as he questions its impact on her life. Does numerology form an integral part of the cosmic plan for one's life? Can changing a name alter one's destiny? Or is the Murchison Comet, which his daughter re-names qBardot's Comet, q the bringer of doom and death? Is destiny, Bardot's Comet, or Leonardo himself ultimately responsible for Prudence's shocking fate?The delivery of lawn food was perfectly timed. How did Prudence know I would need it today? Patches of dead brown lawn, compacted hard over winter, were in need of repair. I struck the tines of the garden fork into the toughened areas.
|Publisher||:||Strategic Book Publishing - 2012-01-01|