The Mothers

The Mothers

by Rod Jones

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Overview

"Well researched and carefully drawn."—Library Journal

"Utterly original . . . a remarkable accomplishment."—The New York Times on Julia Paradise

"Beautifully written and deeply poignant. One of the most satisfying Australian novels I've read in years."—Alex Miller

The Mothers is a book about secrets. It interweaves the lives of three generations of women who learn that it's often the stories we can't tell that shape us and make us who we are. For fans of Colm Tóibín.

Rod Jones's first novel, Julia Paradise (1986), has been translated into ten languages. His other novels, Prince of the Lilies, Billy Sunday, Nightpictures, and Swan Bay, have all won or been shortlisted for major literary awards.




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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781922147226
Publisher: Text Publishing Company
Publication date: 04/12/2016
Pages: 352
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Rod Jones’s first novel, Julia Paradise (1986), won the fiction award at the 1988 Adelaide Festival, was shortlisted for the Miles Franklin Award and was runner-up for the Prix Femina Étranger. It has been translated into ten languages and is now available as a Text Classic.
His four other novels, Prince of the Lilies, Billy Sunday, Nightpictures, and Swan Bay, have all either won or been shortlisted for major literary awards.
Rod Jones lives near Melbourne. The Mothers is his most recent novel.

Table of Contents

Part 1 Alma, Footscray 1917 3

Molly, Brighton 1925 83

Molly, Footscray 1928 102

Part 2 Anna, North Fitzroy 1952 141

Part 3 Molly, Essendon 1958 209

Part 4 Cathy, Fitzroy 1975 239

Part 5 Anna, Cockatoo 1990 315

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