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Funny.
Heartrending.
Uplifting.

Pub Date

Cost

$34.99

The Family String 

Denise Picton 

A darkly funny and poignant coming of age story by an extraordinary new voice 

Meet Dorcas, a spirited 12-year-old struggling to contain her irrepressible humour and naughty streak in a family of Christadelphians in 1960s Adelaide. She is her mother’s least favourite child and always at the bottom of the order on the family’s string of beads which she and her siblings Ruthy and Caleb reorder according to their mother’s ever-changing moods. This is a superb coming of age story that explores a fraught mother-daughter dynamic, and the secrets adults keep from their children. It is about resilience, and the loves that sustain us when our most essential bonds are tested. And how to find the way back through forgiveness and love.

Format

Paperback

Extent

256pp

ISBN

99999999999

Rights

ANZ

Category

Non-fiction

Themes

Politics

Current Affairs

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