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Anchor Point
Author: Alice Robinson

ISBN: 9781922213617
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 0
Published: 1 March 2015
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 20.8 x 13.6 x 2.0
As her parents clash over unwashed dishes and unlit fires, ten-year-old Laura works hard to keep the household running. When her mother disappears into the bush, Laura finds a farewell note and makes an impulsive decision that alters the course of her family's life. Despite her anger and grief, Laura helps her father clear their wild acreage to carve out a farm. But gradually they realise that while they may own the land, they cannot tame it - nor can they escape their past.

Anchor Point charts Laura's life over the course of four decades as she tries to hold her family together and find her place in the world. Eventually, she has to confront the choices she has made and decide where she truly belongs. This is an eloquent, arresting and quintessentially Australian novel that no reader will easily forget.

About the Author

Alice Robinson is a lecturer in creative writing at Melbourne's NMIT. She has a PhD in creative writing from Victoria University and her work has been published widely. Anchor Point is Alice's first novel.

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