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The Last Summer of Ada Bloom

The Last Summer of Ada Bloom (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Murray, Martine

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In a small country town during one long, hot summer, the Bloom family begins to unravel. Marital secrets, new and long-hidden, surface-with devastating effect. Martha is straining against the confines of her life, lost in regret for what might have been, when an old flame shows u...p. In turn, her husband, Mike, becomes frustrated with his increasingly distant wife. While teenagers Tilly and Ben are about to step out into the world, nine-year-old Ada is holding onto a childhood that will soon be lost to her. When Ada discovers an abandoned well beneath a rusting windmill, she is drawn to its darkness and danger. And when she witnesses a shocking and confusing event, the well's foreboding looms large in her mind-a driving force as events lead inexorably towards tragedy. The Last Summer of Ada Bloom is a beguiling story about the fragility of family relationships, about the secrets we keep and the power they hold to shape our lives. And about the love that somehow holds it all together. Martine Murray was born in Melbourne and now lives in Castlemaine in Victoria. She is an award-winning children's novelist and illustrator. The Last Summer of Ada Bloom is her first novel for adults. `Martine Murray's writing is majestical and sophisticated.' Books+Publishing `Murray's storytelling is so fresh and beguiling that, for a moment, we feel this is great wisdom heard for the first time.' Times
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ISBN 9781925498714
Published AU 3 Sep 2018
Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781925498714
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
Imprint The Text Publishing Company
Published 3 Sep 2018
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Murray, Martine
Category Modern Fiction
Australian
Number of Pages 288
Dimensions Width: 153mm
Height: 233mm
Spine: 25mm
Dewey Code Not specified
Weight 378g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade

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