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The Railwayman's Wife
Author: Ashley Hay

ISBN: 9781760110925
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 1 June 2014
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.8 x 2.4
An acclaimed, heartbreaking novel of love and loss, and the healing power of memory and words.

'A tender portrait of a marriage and the poetry and grief it contains. A beautiful, dreamy, melancholy book.' Gail Jones, author of Five Bells

In a small town on the land's edge, in the strange space at a war's end, a widow, a poet and a doctor each try to find their own peace, and their own new story.

In Thirroul, in 1948, people chase their dreams through the books in the railway's library. Anikka Lachlan searches for solace after her life is destroyed by a single random act. Roy McKinnon, who found poetry in the mess of war, has lost his words and his hope. Frank Draper is trapped by the guilt of those his treatment and care failed on their first day of freedom. All three struggle with the same question: how now to be alive.

Written in clear, shining prose, with an eloquent understanding of the human heart, The Railwayman's Wife explores the power of beginnings and endings, and how hard it can be sometimes to tell them apart. It's a story of life, loss and what ...

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