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Sleep / Catherine Cole
Bib ID 8146601
Format BookBook [text, volume]
Author
Cole, Catherin, author
 
Description Crawley, Western Australia : UWA Publishing, 2019 
©2019 
246 pages ; 20 cm 
ISBN 9781760800925 (paperback)
Summary

In a small café in London, teenager Ruth and elderly artist Harry recognise something profound in each other. They strike up a conversation that leads to regular meetings and takes them on a journey through their memories of traumatic times. Harry has much to tell about his childhood beside the Canal St Martin in Paris. Ruth has collected stories about her mother's childhood in the Yorkshire Dales and London. How much has the stain of tragedy charged these memories with the pain of loss and what use can be made of the pain? Looking back on her special years with Harry, Ruth sees how shared memories, happy or sad, can reshape the ways in which we value the lives of others while fully living our own. Taking Harry back to Paris draws on a special relationship that will shape her own place in the world.

Subjects Friendship -- Fiction.  |  Love -- Fiction.  |  Loss (Psychology) -- Fiction.  |  Early memories -- Fiction.  |  Young women -- Fiction.  |  Artists -- Fiction.  |  Cafés -- Fiction.  |  Storytelling -- Fiction.  |  Intergenerational relations -- Fiction.  |  Conduct of life -- Fiction.  |  Australian fiction.  |  Strangers -- Fiction.  |  Identity (Philosophical concept) -- Fiction.  |  Reminiscing -- Fiction.  |  Paris (France) -- Fiction.  |  London (England) -- Fiction.  |  Australian
Form/genre Psychological fiction.

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