The River Baptists

The River Baptists

by Belinda Castles

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 01/08/2007

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Winner of the Australian/Vogel's Literary Award 2006.

An engrossing novel of secrets, small communities and the consequences of living with the past.

Set in a small riverside community, The River Baptists tells the story of Rose, bunkered down in a borrowed house overlooking the river, grieving for her dead father and waiting for her baby to be born. It is also the story of Danny, another refugee from life elsewhere, hiding out from his violent father and dreaming of owning a block of land on the river. Then there are the river old-timers, who miss nothing and forget less, and a newcomer who cares nothing for the locals, or the secrets of the past. Set over the course of a long hot tense summer, when sparks constantly threaten to ignite bushfires, the tight-knit riverside community is set alight by confidences betrayed and a renewed age-old grudge.

And through it all flows the mysterious pulse of the river, indifferent, deep and calm, offering the possibility of life and death, renewal and rebirth.
ISBN:
9781741751932
9781741751932
Category:
Contemporary fiction
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
01-08-2007
Language:
English
Publisher:
ALLEN & UNWIN
Country of origin:
Australia
Pages:
300
Dimensions (mm):
195x130x21mm
Weight:
0.29kg
Belinda Castles

Belinda Castles won the Australian/Vogel's literary award for The River Baptists in 2006 and was one of the Sydney Morning Herald's Best Young Novelists for 2008. Her next novel, Hannah & Emil, won the Asher Literary Award for 2012-13.

She has recently returned from teaching in the UK and is currently a lecturer in creative writing at the University of Sydney. Belinda lives with her husband and daughters on the Northern Beaches of Sydney.

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