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Allegra in three parts

Author: Suzanne Daniel
Publisher: Sydney, NSW : Macmillan Australia, 2019.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"I can split myself in two ... something I have to do because of Joy and Matilde. They are my grandmothers and I love them both and they totally love me but they can't stand each other." Eleven-year-old Allegra shuttles between her grandmothers who live next door to one another but couldn't be more different. Matilde works all hours and instils discipline, duty and restraint. She insists that Allegra focus on her  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Domestic fiction
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Suzanne Daniel
ISBN: 9781760781712 1760781711
OCLC Number: 1085540541
Awards: Short-listed for Indie Book Awards Debut Fiction 2020
Description: 302 pages ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Suzanne Daniel.

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"I can split myself in two ... something I have to do because of Joy and Matilde. They are my grandmothers and I love them both and they totally love me but they can't stand each other." Eleven-year-old Allegra shuttles between her grandmothers who live next door to one another but couldn't be more different. Matilde works all hours and instils discipline, duty and restraint. She insists that Allegra focus on her studies to become a doctor. Meanwhile free-spirited Joy is full of colour, possibility and emotion, storing all her tears in little glass bottles. She is riding the second wave of the women's movement in the company of her penny tortoise, Simone de Beauvoir, encouraging Ally to explore broad horizons and live her 'true essence'. And then there's Rick who lives in a flat out the back and finds distraction in gambling and solace in surfing. He's trying to be a good father to Al Pal, while grieving the woman who links them all but whose absence tears them apart.

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