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Between a Wolf and a Dog

Between a Wolf and a Dog

by Georgia Blain
Paperback
Publication Date: 15/09/2016
  $45.25
WINNER OF THE 2017 VICTORIAN PREMIER'S LITERARY AWARD FOR FICTION


WINNER OF THE 2016 UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND FICTION BOOK AWARD


SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2017 STELLA PRIZE



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 them 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.



PRAISE FOR GEORGIA BLAIN



'[An] elegant, intelligent and affecting novel from a writer at the height of her powers.' The Saturday Paper



'Like all her novels, Between a Wolf and a Dog explores the often unarticulated complexities of the intersection of the personal and the political with exquisite grace and intelligence.' Australian Book Review
ISBN:
9781925228540
9781925228540
Category:
Contemporary fiction
Format:
Paperback
Publication Date:
15-09-2016
Publisher:
Scribe Publications
Country of origin:
Australia
Pages:
272
Dimensions (mm):
234x153x20mm
Georgia Blain

Georgia Blain published novels for adults and young adults, essays, short stories and a memoir. Her first novel was the bestselling Closed For Winter, which was made into a feature film.

Her books have been shortlisted for numerous awards including the NSW and SA Premier’s Literary Awards, and the Nita B. Kibble Award for her memoir Births, Deaths and Marriages.

Georgia’s most recent works include The Secret Lives of Men, Too Close to Home and YA novel Darkwater.

In 2016 she published Between a Wolf and a Dog (Scribe) and Special (Random House Australia), a speculative fiction novel that explores science, technology and commerce and how they could affect our lives in the near future. She passed away in December 2016.

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