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“The tin roof of the Italian’s hut flashed like a semaphore at the clouds scudding over the moon, smoky white clouds, fraying at the edges, with deep purple bellies”
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An interesting, rather dark tale of female suppression, loss and longing, set unusually in the outback of Western Australia. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Cassandra C
Fabulous book, incredible writing. Lyrical, heartbreaking, and historically educational. Gorgeous.
Read it. Soon.
I would give this four and half stars. The descriptions of the West Australian landscape reveal the beauty and harshness and for those familiar with this location, a yearning to... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Delma
This novel was recommended by a fellow book club member and I have to say I failed to see why she flagged it as a great read. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Pammy Possum
The characters in this book (Gin and Toad) were so over-the-top dysfunctional, that I had a difficult time finding the story believable. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Miri
Excellent read. Learned so much--World War II, Italian POW's in Australia, the differing cultures, albinos,etc. The story of Gin was most compelling. Could not put the book down. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Elinor Tolpin
This book really kept me captivated. I felt like I was watching a movie. What a story! I hope she write some more, this was her first and only book.Published on March 10, 2013 by Diane E Wright
I chose this book for our book club after reading it myself and finding it a real marvel: an incredible story, a piece of history I did not know, and just outstanding writing. Read morePublished on January 19, 2013 by Mme Kate Schertz