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Parting Words - Cass Moriarty

Paperback Published: 28th August 2017
ISBN: 9780702259531
Number Of Pages: 256

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A much-awaited second novel that asks: how well do we really know our parents?

Daniel Whittaker has left some unusual instructions in his will: in order for his three children to collect their generous inheritance, they must hand-deliver letters addressed to strangers from their father’s past. Who are these people and what was their significance to Daniel?

For his eldest son, Richard, there are hidden motives for his impatience to settle the will. His sister Evonne is still hurting from decades of her parents’ disapproval. The youngest sibling, Kelly, believes she knew her father best.

As Daniel’s children carry out his last wishes, each of them must confront their entrenched ideas about their father, and reconsider their own lives. What they discover is beyond anything they imagined.

About the Author

Cass Moriarty lives and writes in Brisbane. Her debut novel, The Promise Seed, was longlisted for the 2017 International Dublin Literary Award, and shortlisted for the 2016 People’s Choice category and the 2013 Emerging Queensland Author category in the Queensland Literary Awards. She has a Bachelor of Business – Communication degree from Queensland University of Technology, and has worked in public relations, advertising and marketing. She and her husband have six children.

'The novel deftly illustrates the emotion sometimes experienced after a death: the feeling that you knew that person most intimately and profoundly, yet mystery has intervened, and your understanding of that life seems curiously limited, incomplete, even after a lifetime. ... this novel is heartfelt, episodic, occasionally didactic and sometimes sentimental, but I enjoyed it and I admire how Moriarty transforms stock material -- letters from the dead, a withheld bequest, heirs in distress -- into an intriguing investigation of contemporary issues and desires.' Weekend Australian

ISBN: 9780702259531
ISBN-10: 0702259535
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 28th August 2017
Publisher: University of Queensland Press
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 2.4
Weight (kg): 0.34