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The book of Emmett / Deborah Forster
Bib ID 7287490
Format BookBook, OnlineOnline [text, online resource]
Author
Forster, Deborah, author
 
Online Access
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Access Conditions National edeposit: Available onsite at national, state and territory libraries 
Description North Sydney, N.S.W. : Random House, 2009 
North Sydney, NSW : Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2009 
©2009 
1 online resource (304 pages). 
ISBN 1742740960 (EPUB : :)
9781742740966 (EPUB : :)
Technical Details

text file : EPUB : 0.4MB 

Summary

Shortlisted for the 2010 Miles Franklin Award and the 2010 Prime Minister's Literary Award, the Age Fiction Book of the Year. Winner of the Dobbie Prize. A stunning first novel from a Melbourne author. The story of the Brown family will wrench at your heart and make you hug those you love ever tighter. Emmett Brown is as dark as Heathcliff, and as unpredictable. Sometimes he's an inspiration, but not often. He's a man of booze and obsessions: one of them is his 'System', an attempt to bend the laws of probability. But when the lottery numbers and horses fail him, so do love and reason, and he becomes an ogre to his wife and children. For the innocents - Louisa, Rob, Peter, Daniel and Jessie - the bonds formed hiding in hedges at the end of the street, waiting for the maelstroms to pass, are complex and unbreakable. Over the years, the consequences of Emmett's rages shape both their spirits and psyches, but as he lies dying they discover that love - however imperfect - is the best defence against pain. The Book of Emmett is a novel about hope and love and surviving.

Notes

Imprint: RHA eBooks Adult.

Audience: General.

Print version record

Subjects Sibling relationships -- Fiction.  |  Fiction - General.  |  Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)  |  Families -- Fiction.  |  Alcoholics -- Fiction.  |  Alcoholics.  |  Families.  |  Australian
Form/genre Australian fiction  |  Fiction.  |  Australian fiction

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