The Indigo Sky

The Indigo Sky

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by Alison Booth
     
 

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Two children—one dispossessed and impoverished, the other wealthy and privileged—are both on a journey they can't control in this moving follow-up novel about family, friendship, and personal freedom
 
It's 1961—five years since Ilona and her teenage daughter Zidra settled in the idyllic little town of Jingera on the New South Wales

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Two children—one dispossessed and impoverished, the other wealthy and privileged—are both on a journey they can't control in this moving follow-up novel about family, friendship, and personal freedom
 
It's 1961—five years since Ilona and her teenage daughter Zidra settled in the idyllic little town of Jingera on the New South Wales coast. Once known simply as the "refugee from Latvia," Ilona is now a respected member of the community. In return, Jingera offers her what she treasures most—peace and freedom. Then, out of the blue, Zidra receives a cryptic message. Four years earlier her friend Lorna was forcibly removed from the Wallaga Lake Aboriginal Reserve and sent to a government school for "training." Now, for the first time since her incarceration, Lorna has the chance to snatch a few moments with her parents—but she can't do it without Zidra and Ilona's help. Meanwhile, Philip Chapman—Ilona's young piano protege—is suffering his own torment at Sydney's exclusive Stambroke College. The sadistic bullying by his schoolmates is matched only by the indifference of his parents. Ilona and Zidra want to help make life better for their friends, but can they do it without sacrificing their own happiness in the process?
 

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Now available in B format. The second in the Jingera trilogy, which began with the critically acclaimed Stillwater Creek. Publishes simultaneously with the third and final novel in the trilogy, THE MEMORY TREE.

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ISBN-13:
9781742755830
Publisher:
Random House Australia
Publication date:
09/01/2012
Pages:
348
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.87(d)

Meet the Author

Alison Booth is currently hard at work on her third novel, which will be set in Jingera in 1970.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved The Indigo Sky. Two young people—one dispossessed and impoverished, the other wealthy and privileged—are both on a journey they can't control in this moving novel about family, friendship, and personal freedom. This is the second novel in the Jingera Trilogy (set in the village of Jingera, on the south coast of NSW in Australia), and again it has a wonderful collection of characters. The characters, plotting and descriptive writing are again brilliant, and the story has a deeply satisfying conclusion.