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Floundering /
Romy Ash.
imprint
Melbourne : Text Pub., 2012.
description
202 p.
ISBN
1921922087 (pbk.), 9781921922084 (pbk.) :
format(s)
Book
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imprint
Melbourne : Text Pub., 2012.
isbn
1921922087 (pbk.)
9781921922084 (pbk.) :
catalogue key
8881546
A Look Inside
Awards
This item was nominated for the following awards:
Commonwealth Writers Prize, GBR, 2013 : Nominated
Miles Franklin Literary Award, AUS, 2013 : Nominated
First Chapter

Come on. We'll dive under the next one, alright, she says to me. When she grabs my hand hers is wet. She pulls me in. It's deeper for me. A wave comes, and she jumps over it.

The next one, she says laughing. The next one comes.

No, the next one. This one for sure, okay? Ready? She holds my hand tight and we dive under together. In the cold I can still feel the warmth of her hand in mine. I keep my eyes closed tight. There is a safe place where the wave isn't even touching us. It's silent and the moment seems to last forever.

Reviews
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The Australian, March 2012
Bookseller & Publisher, April 2012
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Summaries
Main Description
"Utterly convincing. . . . These boys are so real, you will lie awake worrying about them, hoping that somehow they will find their way through."--Cate Kennedy A powerful, beautifully written novel about two young brothers left alone by their mother in a beachside caravan park in the searing heat of an Australian summer.
Main Description
"Utterly convincing. . . . These boys are so real, you will lie awake worrying about them, hoping that somehow they will find their way through."--Cate KennedyA powerful, beautifully written novel about two young brothers left alone by their mother in a beachside caravan park in the searing heat of an Australian summer.
Main Description
Tom and Jordy have been living with their gran since the day their mother, Loretta, left them on her doorstep and disappeared. Now Loretta’s returned, and she wants her boys back. Tom and Jordy hit the road with Loretta in her beat-up car. The family of three journeys across the country, squabbling, bonding, searching and reconnecting. But Loretta isn’t mother material. She’s broke, unreliable, lost. And there’s something else that’s not quite right with this reunion. They reach the west coast and take refuge in a beachside caravan park. Their neighbour, a surly old man, warns the kids to stay away. But when Loretta disappears again the boys have no choice but to ask the old man for help, and now they face new threats and new fears. This beautifully written and gripping debut is as moving as it is frightening, and as heartbreaking as it is tender.
Main Description
Tom and Jordy have been living with their gran since the day their mother, Loretta, left them on her doorstep and disappeared.Now Loretta's returned, and she wants her boys back.Tom and Jordy hit the road with Loretta in her beat-up car. The family of three journeys across the country, squabbling, bonding, searching and reconnecting.But Loretta isn't mother material. She's broke, unreliable, lost. And there's something else that's not quite right with this reunion.They reach the west coast and take refuge in a beachside caravan park. Their neighbour, a surly old man, warns the kids to stay away. But when Loretta disappears again the boys have no choice but to ask the old man for help, and now they face new threats and new fears.This beautifully written and gripping debut is as moving as it is frightening, and as heartbreaking as it is tender.
Main Description
Shortlisted, Miles Franklin Literary Award, 2013 Longlisted, The Stella Prize for Women's Writing, 2013 Shortlisted, Commonwealth Book Prize, 2013 Longlisted, Dobbie Literary Award for Women Writers, 2013 Shortlisted, Australian Book Industry Awards, Literary Fiction Book of the Year, 2013 Shortlisted, Australian Book Industry Awards, Newcomer of the Year, 2013 "Utterly convincing. . . . These boys are so real, you will lie awake worrying about them, hoping that somehow they will find their way through."�Cate Kennedy A powerful, beautifully written novel about two young brothers left alone by their mother in a beachside caravan park in the searing heat of an Australian summer.
Bowker Data Service Summary
A powerful, beautifully written novel about two young brothers left alone by their mother in a beachside caravan park in the searing heat of an Australian summer.
Main Description
Shortlisted, Miles Franklin Literary Award, 2013 Longlisted, The Stella Prize for Womens Writing, 2013 Shortlisted, Commonwealth Book Prize, 2013 Longlisted, Dobbie Literary Award for Women Writers, 2013 Shortlisted, Australian Book Industry Awards, Literary Fiction Book of the Year, 2013 Shortlisted, Australian Book Industry Awards, Newcomer of the Year, 2013 p>"Utterly convincing. . . . These boys are so real, you will lie awake worrying about them, hoping that somehow they will find their way through."-Cate KennedyA powerful, beautifully written novel about two young brothers left alone by their mother in a beachside caravan park in the searing heat of an Australian summer.
Main Description
Tom and Jordy have been living with their gran since the day their mother, Loretta, left them on her doorstep and disappeared. Now Loretta's returned, and she wants her boys back. Tom and Jordy hit the road with Loretta in her beat-up car. The family of three journeys across the country, squabbling, bonding, searching and reconnecting. But Loretta isn't mother material. She's broke, unreliable, lost. And there's something else that's not quite right with this reunion. They reach the west coast and take refuge in a beachside caravan park. Their neighbour, a surly old man, warns the kids to stay away. But when Loretta disappears again the boys have no choice but to ask the old man for help, and now they face new threats and new fears. This beautifully written and gripping debut is as moving as it is frightening, and as heartbreaking as it is tender.
Main Description
Shortlisted, Miles Franklin Literary Award, 2013 Longlisted, The Stella Prize for Women's Writing, 2013 Shortlisted, Commonwealth Book Prize, 2013 Shortlisted, Dobbie Literary Award for Women Writers, 2013 Shortlisted, Australian Book Industry Awards, Literary Fiction Book of the Year, 2013 Shortlisted, Australian Book Industry Awards, Newcomer of the Year, 2013 "Utterly convincing. . . . These boys are so real, you will lie awake worrying about them, hoping that somehow they will find their way through."-Cate Kennedy A powerful, beautifully written novel about two young brothers left alone by their mother in a beachside caravan park in the searing heat of an Australian summer.
Main Description
Shortlisted, Miles Franklin Literary Award, 2013 Longlisted, The Stella Prize for Women's Writing, 2013 Shortlisted, Commonwealth Book Prize, 2013 Longlisted, Dobbie Literary Award for Women Writers, 2013 Shortlisted, Australian Book Industry Awards, Literary Fiction Book of the Year, 2013 Shortlisted, Australian Book Industry Awards, Newcomer of the Year, 2013 "Utterly convincing. . . . These boys are so real, you will lie awake worrying about them, hoping that somehow they will find their way through."-Cate Kennedy A powerful, beautifully written novel about two young brothers left alone by their mother in a beachside caravan park in the searing heat of an Australian summer.

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