A clear-eyed, insightful and wildly entertaining look into the complicated, emotional world of mothers and their teenage daughters by the acclaimed author of Into My Arms, Last Summer and After the Fall.
Four mothers. Four teenage daughters.
An isolated tropical paradise with no internet or mobile phone reception.
What could possibly go wrong?
There's tension, bitchiness, bullying, sex, drunken confessions, bad behaviour and breakdowns - and wait till you see what the teenagers get up to...
How can we let our daughters go to forge lives of their own when what we most want to do is hold them close and never let them go? How do we let them grow and keep them protected from the dark things in the world at the same time? And how can mothers and daughters navigate the troubled, stormy waters of adolescence without hurting themselves and each other?
A sure-fire hit from a writer who's been steadily building fans and critical acclaim and is ready to explode on to the bestseller lists.
'...a strong, intelligent, subtle and wise new voice...being compared with Christos Tsiolkas, Malcolm Knox and Helen Garner....' Booktopia
About the Author
Kylie Ladd is a novelist and freelance writer. She has previously published three novels: After The Fall, Last Summer, which was Highly Commended in the FAW Christina Stead Award for fiction, and Into My Arms, chosen as one of Get Reading's '50 books you can't put down' for 2013. With Leigh Langtree, she also edited the anthology Naked: Confessions of Adultery and Infidelity. Kylie holds a PhD in neuropsychology and lives in Melbourne with her husband and two children.
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Comments about Mothers and Daughters:
I couldn't believe that a book reviewed so well should turn out so badly. I read right to the end, despite my intense boredom, hoping for something to turn up. It didn't. As for mothers and daughters, it was a pale reflection of real life. As to the take-home message that some secrets are best not shared, who would bother to write a whole book on that? Avoid this book.
Number Of Pages: 352
Published: 1st September 2014
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.3
Edition Number: 1