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Careless

Author: Deborah Robertson
Publisher: Sydney : Picador, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Pearl and Riley closed the door behind them. From inside they could hear their mother crying. They were four storeys in the air and it was a hot day. She was eight, he was five. Riley's lips quivered. 'What will we do?' he said. She looked down. And then she smiled for him the madonna of all smiles; serene and consoling, a smile so at odds with her own true feelings that only a grown woman should be capable of it."  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Domestic fiction
Fiction
Mystery fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Deborah Robertson
ISBN: 9780330422352 0330422359
OCLC Number: 224695918
Awards: Winner of Miles Franklin Literary Award 2007.
Description: 293 pages ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Deborah Robertson.

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Pearl and Riley closed the door behind them. From inside they could hear their mother crying. They were four storeys in the air and it was a hot day. She was eight, he was five. Riley's lips quivered. 'What will we do?' he said. She looked down. And then she smiled for him the madonna of all smiles; serene and consoling, a smile so at odds with her own true feelings that only a grown woman should be capable of it." In the midst of her life with her small brother and unpredictable mother, Pearl is a child who strives to get things right. But the events of one summer's day are about to change her life, and nothing may ever be right again. In ways connected but unforeseen, this child's tragedy will also enter the lives of two strangers. Sonia lives in a cooler, greener part of the city, where she is learning to live alone after the death of her famous husband. And at the edge of the city, close to the beaches, in a run-down building, the young sculptor Adam Logan contemplates the celebrity that his artwork has brought to him.

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