The Inheritance of Ivorie Hammer

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Univ. of Queensland Press, 2012 - Fiction - 323 pages
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When brothers Arcadia and Otto Cirque arrive in a fading gold-mining town with their travelling circus, Saturnalia, the town and the life of young Mary Ann Ward will never be the same. Months later, the flamboyant Arcadia Cirque is found dead, a pregnant Mary Ann Ward goes missing and Otto Cirque sets off in pursuit of her. These dramatic events echo down the decades to Mrs Ivorie Hammer, who is dealing with her own problems. Pregnant and vexed by recent catastrophic events in her home town, she discovers that her own origins are not as she thought. As the small community of Pitch is scandalized by several mysterious deaths and disappearances, it is Ivorie's secret history that holds the key to the truth.
  

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The Inheritance of Ivorie Hammer

User Review  - Kelsy Peterson - Book Verdict

Newly married, pregnant, and desperately seeking the truth about her long-dead mother, Ivorie Hammer feels distinctly out of place among the citizens of Canyon, a remote, early-20th-century Australian ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jane Tontoff - Goodreads

This is a very enjoyable mystery story, set in a gothic frontier world. The characters are well drawn, especially the main character, Ivorie Hammer, who is a strong, pregnant woman with a mysterious ... Read full review

Contents

The House of Jupon
1
CANYON
18
OUTER PITCH
90
MIDDLE PITCH
149
INNER PITCH
220
Acknowledgments
322
Copyright

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About the author (2012)

Edwina Preston is the author of Not Just a Suburban Boy and a creative writing teacher at the Northern Melbourne Institute of Technical and Further Education. Her writing and reviews have appeared in the Age, the Australian, Griffith Review, Heat magazine, and the Sydney Morning Herald.

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