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Foal's Bread
Author: Gillian Mears

ISBN: 9781760294991
Format: Hardcover
Number Of Pages: 376
Published: 26 October 2016
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.3
A special hardback edition of the award-winning novel about two generations of the Nancarrow family and the high-jumping horse circuit prior to the Second World War, published to commemorate the life and work of Gillian Mears, 1964 - 2016.

The sound of horses' hooves turns hollow on the farms west of Wirri. If a man can still ride, if he hasn't totally lost the use of his legs, if he hasn't died to the part of his heart that understands such things, then he should go for a gallop. At the very least he should stand at the road by the river imagining that he's pushing a horse up the steep hill that leads to the house on the farm once known as One Tree.

Set in hardscrabble farming country and around the country show high-jumping circuit that prevailed in rural New South Wales prior to the Second World War, Foal's Bread tells the story of two generations of the Nancarrow family and their fortunes as dictated by the vicissitudes of the land.

It is a love story of impossible beauty and sadness, a chronicle of dreams 'turned inside out', and miracles that never last, framed against a world bot...

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