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Hope Farm

Hope Farm
 

They were inescapable, the tensions of the adult world - the fraught and febrile aura that surrounded Ishtar and those in her orbit, that whined and creaked like a wire pulled too tight.

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ISBN 9781925113778
Published 23 September 2015 by Scribe Publications
Available in EPUB format
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Language en
Author(s) By Frew, Peggy
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ISBN-13 9781925113778
ISBN-10
Stock Available
Status Wheelers ePlatform
Publisher Scribe Publications
Imprint Scribe
Publication Date 23 September 2015
Publication Country
Format EPUB ebook
Author(s) By Frew, Peggy
Category Fiction
Modern Fiction
Australian
Number of Pages 352
Dimensions Not specified
Weight Not specified - defaults to 0g
Interest Age General Audience
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Dewey Code Not specified
Catalogue Code 631892

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WINNER OF THE 2016 BARBARA JEFFERIS AWARD
SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2016 STELLA PRIZE
SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2016 MILES FRANKLIN AWARD

'They were inescapable, the tensions of the adult world - the fraught and febrile aura that surrounded Ishtar and those in her orbit, that whined and creaked like a wire pulled too tight.'
It is the winter of 1985. Hope Farm sticks out of the ragged landscape like a decaying tooth, its weatherboard walls sagging into the undergrowth. Silver's mother, Ishtar, has fallen for the charismatic Miller, and the three of them have moved to the rural hippie commune to make a new start.
At Hope, Silver finds unexpected friendship and, at last, a place to call home. But it is also here that, at just thirteen, she is thrust into an unrelenting adult world - and the walls begin to come tumbling down, with deadly consequences.
Hope Farm is the masterful second novel from award-winning author Peggy Frew, and is a devastatingly beautiful story about the broken bonds of childhood, and the enduring cost of holding back the truth.

PRAISE FOR PEGGY FREW

'In its exploration of maternal, sexual, unrequited and platonic relationships, Hope Farm is a finely calibrated study of love, loss and belonging.' The Sunday Age

'Frew is a gifted writer, evidenced here by finely balanced observations and atmospheric description ... Silver is poised at the beginning of adult understanding and Frew handles the challenge with deftness. Silver's insight and compassion are juxtaposed with naivety and the idealistic force of her first crushes.' The Weekend Australian

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review 'Peggy Frew is an amazing writer and Hope Farm is a great novel that captures the pleasures and difficulties of being both a parent and of being a child. The complex story of Silver and Ishtar and their fraught relationship is beautifully written, acutely observed and, best of all, completely absorbing. I could almost feel the crisp Gippsland mornings, hear the birds warbling and smell the stale dope smoke. Hope Farm is elegant, tender and very wise.'

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Author's Bio

Peggy Frew's debut novel, House of Sticks, won the 2010 Victorian Premier's Literary Award for an unpublished manuscript. Her story 'Home Visit' won The Age short story competition. She has been published in New Australian Stories 2, Kill Your Darlings, The Big Issue, and Meanjin. Peggy is also a member of the critically acclaimed and award-winning Melbourne band Art of Fighting. Her latest novel is Hope Farm.

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