Katie Mitchell is a well brought up Catholic girl in the dark ages of the nineteen fifties. Her father loves her very much. Her mother values piety and chastity above all.This is a brave and funny novel about falling rapturously in love and being condemned for it; about wakening sensibility and constraint, and about finding oneself growing up in spite of the voices that say 'no'.
|Publisher:||Lake Ozark Press|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.56(d)|
About the Author
JENNIFER DABBS was born in Orange, NSW, but spent most of her formative years in Melbourne where she was educated at a Presentation convent. She has worked as a singer, bank clerk, receptionist, publican and associate systems engineer in the computer industry. Her articles, reviews and short stories have been published in journals and newspapers. She has twelve years' experience in teaching fiction writing - short stories and novels - at tertiary level. She has had four novels published - one adult, two junior novels and one young adult and has written a text book on Short Story Writing. She has written a sequel to Beyond Redemption entitled 'A Member of the Chorus'.
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Beyond Redemption based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
I read this book in 1992, and it has stayed with me ever since. I remember reading it one night and ended up staying up all night to finish it. The story is set in the 1950's in Australia -- the writer obviously knows her material here, and we are let into a world that is both mysterious and exotic for readers. It's a tale of a young girl growing up in a strict Catholic family -- she goes through the normal trials and tribulations of the teenage phase, but it's the voice of the narrator here (in first person) and her quirky observations of the adult world that makes this book such a delight. Glad that it's back in print. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!