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The party line

Author: Sue Orr
Publisher: Auckland : Vintage, 2015. ©2015
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An enthralling novel of individual bravery versus silent, collective complicity, set in a vividly drawn farming community in 1970s New Zealand. The Baxters do not know their place. On the first of June every year, sharemilkers load their trucks with their families, pets and possessions and crawl along the highways towards new farms, new lives. They're inching towards that ultimate dream — buying their own land.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: New Zealand fiction
Domestic fiction
Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Party line
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sue Orr
ISBN: 9781775537557 1775537552 1775537560 9781775537564
OCLC Number: 919148019
Notes: Novel.
Description: 249 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Fenward's always been lucky with its sharemilkers; grateful, grafting folk who understand what's expected of them. Until now, when grief-stricken Ian Baxter and his precocious daughter Gabrielle arrive.
Responsibility: Sue Orr.

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An enthralling novel of individual bravery versus silent, collective complicity, set in a vividly drawn farming community in 1970s New Zealand. The Baxters do not know their place. On the first of June every year, sharemilkers load their trucks with their families, pets and possessions and crawl along the highways towards new farms, new lives. They're inching towards that ultimate dream — buying their own land. Fenward's always been lucky with its sharemilkers: grateful, grafting folk who understand what's expected of them. Until now, when grief-stricken Ian Baxter and his precocious daughter, Gabrielle, arrive. Nickie Walker is enchanted by the glamour and worldliness of Gabrielle. Nickie's mother finds herself in the crossfire of a moral battle she dreads to confront. Each has a story to share. This is a coming-of-age story for two young girls who hold a mirror up to the place and people they love. It's a coming-of-age story, too, for a community forced to stare back at the image of a damaged soul. The question is: who will blink first?

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