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Our Shadows / Gail Jones
Bib ID 8544116
Format BookBook [text, volume]
Author
Jones, Gail, author
 
Description Melbourne, Victoria : Text Publishing, 2020 
©2020 
309 pages ; 24 cm. 
ISBN 9781922330284 (paperback)
Summary

"Our Shadows tells the story of three generations of family living in Kalgoorlie, where gold was discovered in 1893 by an Irish-born prospector named Paddy Hannan, whose own history weaves in and out of this beguiling novel. Sisters Nell and Frances were raised by their grandparents and were once closely bound by reading and fantasy. Now they live in Sydney and are estranged. Each in her own way struggles with the loss of their parents. Little by little the sisters grow to understand the imaginative force of the past and the legacy of their shared orphanhood. Then Frances decides to make a journey home to the goldfields to explore what lies hidden and unspoken in their lives, in the shadowy tunnels of the past."--Publisher.

Subjects Grandparents as parents -- Fiction.  |  Families -- Western Australia -- Kalgoorlie -- Fiction.  |  Intergenerational relations -- Western Australia -- Kalgoorlie -- Fiction.  |  Family secrets -- Fiction.  |  Gold mines and mining -- West Australia -- Kalgoorlie -- Fiction.  |  Homecoming -- Fiction.  |  Kalgoorlie (W.A.) -- Fiction.  |  Sydney (N.S.W.) -- Fiction.  |  Australia -- History -- Fiction.  |  Australian
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