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Author Saint Phalle, Catherine de, 1956- author

Title On Brunswick ground / Catherine de Saint Phalle
Published [Place of publication not identified] : Transit Lounge, 2015
Melbourne : Transit Lounge, 2015


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Description 200 pages ; 24 cm
Summary In the Melbourne suburb of Brunswick, a female narrator, who remains unnamed is trying to come to terms with the absence of Jack, the man she loves. In a bar she meets Bernice, a radio personality, in her late thirties and flirting with IVF. Finding a job as a gardener, she discovers that her co-worker, Mitali, has an unresolved mourning that attracts other deaths into its orbit. Later on, she befriends the resolutely mysterious bar owner, Sarah, and her daughter, Mary, who has, for potent (and as yet unrevealed) reasons, converted to Islam and donned a burqa. The lives of these women are characterised by love and loss, and are woven together by their shared grieving at the senseless murder of Jill Meagher. On Brunswick Ground traverses the world of longing, grief and personal loss with an assured and literary touch. It is a novel that is also heart-warming, and affirming. Catherine de Saint Phalle truly understands the surprising ways in which tragedy and loss can tighten the bonds of friendship and of a community
Analysis Australian
Audience Adult
Subject Australian fiction -- 21st century.
Australian fiction.
Bereavement -- Fiction.
Female friendship -- Fiction.
Friendship -- Fiction.
Interpersonal relations -- Fiction.
Women -- Australia -- Brunswick (Vic.) -- Fiction.
Women -- Australia -- Victoria -- Brunswick -- Fiction
Brunswick (Vic.) -- Social life and customs -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Fiction.
LC no. 2015375208
ISBN 192192487X