This vibrant, superbly crafted novel explores the elusive boundaries between existence and imagination, memory and truth. From the subtropical lushness of Queensland's Tamborine rainforest to the claustrophobic bedroom of a Boston physicist, Hospital's characters breathe an atmosphere of passion and suspense. Charade Ryan, an enigmatic story-spinning scheherazade, searches for a way to unravel the long-hold secrets of her family origins.He knows everything, and sooner or later, it is certain, like all good little Australians, he will be rewarded with Oxford. Katherine ... aBeer broth, ita#39;s called in French.a aYou dona#39;t say?a Bea, doing something disturbing with her tongue, blows circles of smoke in Kaya#39;s face. I call it head. ... aWhat for?a I miss you, Kay will not say.
|Author||:||Janette Turner Hospital|
|Publisher||:||University of Queensland Press - 2015-09-23|