A beguiling celebration of the extraordinary in ordinary people's lives, this gently moving and beautifully written novel tells the stories of the people of Currawalli Street across the generations. It's a modern classic in the making that will stay with you long after the last page is turned. We all have secret lives. And we are all pretty good at keeping them secret. With simplicity and great beauty, CURRAWALLI STREET reveals the echoes between past and present through the story of one ordinary street and its families, from the pre-war innocence of 1913 to the painful and grim consequences of the Vietnam War. In 1914, Thomas, the young rector, questions his faith and falls in love; his sister Janet, a dutiful spinster, hides a surprising secret life; and their neighbour, Rose, is burdened with visions of the coming hell. In 1972, Jim, a soldier fresh from Vietnam, returns home to Currawalli Street to find that murder has a way of seeping in everywhere; Patrick, looked after by his elderly wife Mary, can't relinquish his former identity; and always there is the boy up in the tree, watching them all, and keeping note.
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Allen & Unwin
September 30, 2012
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