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Between a wolf and a dog / Georgia Blain
Bib ID 6892974
Format BookBook [text, volume]
Author
Blain, Georgia, 1964-2016 author
 
Description Brunswick, Victoria : Scribe Publications, 2016 
©2016 
257 pages ; 24 cm 
ISBN 9781925321111 (paperback, Australian edition)
9781925228540 (paperback, UK edition)
1925321118
Invalid ISBN 9781925307481 (e-book)
Summary

Outside, the rain continues unceasing; silver sheets sluicing down, the trees and shrubs soaking and bedraggled, the earth sodden, puddles overflowing, torrents coursing onwards, as the darkness slowly softens with the dawn. Ester is a family therapist with an appointment book that catalogues the anxieties of the middle class: loneliness, relationships, death. She spends her days helping others find happiness, but her own family relationships are tense and frayed. Estranged from both her sister, April, and her ex-husband, Lawrence, Ester wants to fall in love again. Meanwhile, April is struggling through her own directionless life; Lawrence's reckless past decisions are catching up with him; and Ester and April's mother, Hilary, is about to make a choice that will profoundly affect then all. Taking place largely over one rainy day in Sydney, and rendered with the evocative and powerful prose Blain is known for, Between a Wolf and a Dog is a celebration of the best in all of us - our capacity to live in the face of ordinary sorrows, and to draw strength from the transformative power of art. Ultimately, it is a joyous tribute to the beauty of being alive.

Subjects Family therapy -- Fiction.  |  Family therapists -- Fiction.  |  Families -- Fiction.  |  Dysfunctional families -- Fiction.  |  Psychotherapy -- Fiction.  |  Australian fiction.  |  Australian fiction.  |  Sydney (N.S.W.) -- Fiction.  |  Australian
Form/genre Australian fiction  |  Domestic fiction

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