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Ruth's independence and her passion for Israel's political cause startles the artistic world of Heath and ...
Ruth's independence and her passion for Israel's political cause startles the artistic world of Heath and Barbara Barnes. Ruth enters their orbit as Barbie declares war on a life she now sees as subservient and controlled. Perhaps she just wants attention and respect, but Heath misunderstands. Ruth is drawn in to fill the growing rift, until sociable lunches and cosy picnics falter.
"Innocence can be dangerous," Ruth points out to her friend.
"What do you mean?"
"We can't deny that the dark side's never far away."
Following a crisis, Barbara is shell-shocked to find her future in ruins. Surely she is a victim? But an unsettling version of events suggests that sometimes no one is to blame. Peace is a hard-won trophy, for private lives as well as warring nations. Finally, like her admired models, those early Australian women painters who expressed their art despite setbacks and mockery, Barbara sets out on the long road to freedom and the right to be herself.
Posted March 7, 2013
So the author wants us to feel sympathy for violent religious fanatics who steal Palestinian land.
Not worth it at "free"
Posted November 27, 2012
I keep waiting for the story to explain the title but the vague references to one of the characters leaving Israel didn't live up to the potential. Story was okay but seemed to drag on. Could relate to the love of spouse while no longer being in love but the main character never seemed to come to terms with her life.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted September 23, 2014
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