Too Close To Home

Too Close To Home

by Georgia Blain
Epub (Kobo), Epub (Adobe)
Publication Date: 02/05/2011
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Shortlisted for the Barbara Jefferiss Award. Too Close To Home takes us right inside who we really are.


How tenuous the links are that build a life.


Freya writes uncomfortable domestic dramas. Her friends work in theatre and film, show in galleries, talk politics and are trying new ways of having children with friends. These are the people who are slowly gentrifying the next ring of inner-city suburbs while praising their diversity.


As the stultifying heat of summer descends, Shane, an Aboriginal man, moves up the road. He was once close to Matt, Freya's partner, and he not only brings with him a different approach to life, he also has news of a boy who might be Matt's son. Despite wanting to embrace all that Shane represents and the possibility of another child in their life, Freya and Matt stumble, failing each other and their beliefs.

ISBN:
9781864711783
9781864711783
Category:
Fiction
Format:
Epub (Kobo), Epub (Adobe)
Publication Date:
02-05-2011
Language:
English
Publisher:
Penguin Random House Australia
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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