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The Long Goodbye
Author: PJ. Parker

ISBN: 9781743791363
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 1 April 2016
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.3 x 2.3
Description:
On 13th October my father killed my mother". And so begins this extraordinarily, moving and powerful memoir of an Australian family. Spanning three generations of a rural Queensland farming family, The Long Goodbye is an unforgettable story of love and loss by an outstanding new writer of originality and remarkable skill.

When Pamela's ageing mother succumbs to advanced dementia and the family attempts to care as best they can for her, it is her father who takes matters into his own hands and ends her mother's life before taking his own life several weeks later. The Long Goodbye takes you into the life of this family, revealing the grit and resilience which has always driven them, as well as the love that binds them together through the years. At times hilariously funny, at times tragic and shocking, The Long Goodbye is ultimately a grand story of love and the unbreakable bonds of marriage and family set against the harsh and unforgiving realities of life on the land.

Disastrous floods, drought, and farming accidents mean that life and death are never far apart. The Australian landscape is evoked in all its be...

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