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Heart of the Grass Tree

Molly Murn

9780143792499

BOOK DETAILS

Price: $32.99
Format: Paperback / softback
ISBN13: 9780143792499
Published: February 2019

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Pearl remembers Nell's feet stretched towards the campfires on the beach, her fourth toe curled in and nestled against the middle toe like a small prawn. They all have a curled fourth toe - Diana, Lucy, Pearl.
When Pearl's grandmother Nell dies unexpectedly, Pearl and her family - mother Diana, sister Lucy - return to Kangaroo Island to mourn and farewell her. Each of them knew Nell intimately but differently, and each woman must reckon with Nell's passing in her own way. But Nell had secrets, too, and as Pearl, Diana and Lucy interrogate their feelings about the island, Pearl starts to pull together the scraps Nell left behind - her stories, poems, paintings - and unearths a connection to the island's early history, of the early European sealers and their first contact with the Ngarrindjeri people.
As the three women are in grief pulled apart from each other, Pearl's deepening connection to their history, the island's history, grounds her, and will ultimately bring the women back to each other.
Heart of the Grass Tree is an exquisite, searing and hope-filled debut about mothers and daughters and family stories, about country and its living history.

Book details and technical specifications

Format: Paperback / softback
ISBN13: 9780143792499
Published: February 2019

Number of pages: 304
Width: 153 mm
Height: 233 mm
Depth: 25 mm

Publisher: Random House Australia

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