Broken Rhythms

Broken Rhythms

by Rosamund Dallow

Publication Date: 17/05/2015

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The hopes and aspirations of Beth, born in the sleepy town of Napier in 1903, and then her daughter Laura, born in 1939, are played out against the stifling social atmosphere of post-war New Zealand.


When Laura falls pregnant to the young poet and journalist Louis, life takes an unpredictable turn, leading inexorably to a horrific tragedy.


Surrounding mother and daughter is a cast of other vividly drawn people – Jeffrey Langton, Beth’s Australian suitor; Joseph Manton the poet; Beryl Blair, who suffers childhood disfigurement and the disgrace of an illegitimate pregnancy; and the Maori artist Wiremu, whose serenity and patience help Beryl to overcome her past.

ISBN:
9780987600196
9780987600196
Category:
Biography: general
Publication Date:
17-05-2015
Language:
English
Publisher:
booksunleashed

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