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Pureheart / Cassandra Golds
Bib ID 7287394
Format BookBook, OnlineOnline [text, online resource]
Golds, Cassandra, 1962- author
Online Access
Access Conditions National edeposit: Available onsite at national, state and territory libraries. 
Description Melbourne, Victoria : Penguin Group Australia, 2013 
1 online resource (208 pages). 
ISBN 1742538193 (epub)
9781742538198 (epub)
Technical Details

text file : epub : 1.66MB 


Cassandra Golds, the award-winning author of The Three Loves of Persimmon, has written a literary, supernatural thriller for young adults, retelling, in part, the romantic legend of Sir Galahad. Deirdre is alone in a crumbling block of flats after her grandmother dies. While looking out the window one day, she sees a boy who is familiar. She hasn't seen him in years but Deirdre and Gal share a secret. Together, he and Deirdre must discover the secret of the old building, before it collapses and the secret is lost forever . . . A beguilingly beautiful novel about what it means to love - from the winner of the 2011 Victorian Premier's Literary Awards. Praise for Cassandra Golds' novel, The Three Loves of Persimmon: 'Part parable, part surrealist fable, part love story, the best word to describe this book is beautiful. The characters are beautifully drawn, the setting beautifully original, magical and seductive and the language is exquisite . . . The reader who invests the time to get to know the quirky and beautiful Persimmon, Epiphany, Rose and the rest, will be rewarded and might even discover - or rediscover - a love for the beauty of language.' Judges' comments, NSW Premier's Literary Awards, 2011 'The Three Loves of Persimmon is whimsical, wise and outrageously charming. While influenced by the fables of Hans Christian Andersen and Oscar Wilde, Cassandra Golds weaves her own tale with singular poise and skill.' Judges' Comments, Prime Minister's Literary Awards, 2011 'These two narratives, both drawn so beautifully and so enchantingly, come together in a surprising, utterly delightful manner, and it's all but impossible not to be charmed by the result, which is moving, illuminating, and frankly quite lovely. Golds has an exquisite sense of the fairytale genre, and she evokes every essential element in a way that is absolutely pitch perfect . . . Her writing is nimble and elegant, and at times gorgeously lyrical . . . Her characters are . . . drawn with rich subtlety and allusive effect . . . This is a beautiful, affecting tale of the need to challenge the status quo, question norms, address binaries and bigotries, and to remain unwavering on those things that are truly important to oneself and one's identity. It's a book that . . . opens itself up to reveal an astonishing depth of thought and internal richness.' Stephanie Campisi, Read in a single sitting 'An achingly beautiful book.' Cordelia Rice from the Centre for Youth Literature, State Library of Victoria.


Imprint: e-penguin.

Subjects Galahad (Legendary character) -- Juvenile fiction.  |  Secrecy -- Juvenile fiction.  |  General fiction (Children's / Teenage)  |  Australian

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