Listening for Small Sounds

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Allen & Unwin, 1996 - Fiction - 157 pages
Despite violence, a married couple remains true to the vow, for better or for worse. The events are seen through the eyes of Joss, 9, whose alcoholic father repeatedly abuses her placid mother, even if he sometimes apologizes. Joss does not understand why her mother puts up with it. One day she will and be glad for it. A first novel by an Australian writer.
 

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
7
Section 3
14
Section 4
20
Section 5
29
Section 6
34
Section 7
41
Section 8
49
Section 15
90
Section 16
100
Section 17
109
Section 18
114
Section 19
118
Section 20
123
Section 21
127
Section 22
131

Section 9
54
Section 10
58
Section 11
63
Section 12
69
Section 13
77
Section 14
82
Section 23
138
Section 24
143
Section 25
148
Section 26
153
Section 27
156
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About the author (1996)

PENELOPE TREVOR was born in Sydney in 1960 and moved to Melbourne with her family when she was six. She has two sons, Tashi and Jaspar. Her eclectic career includes working as an actress, a teacher in Nepal, a gallery curator, a journalist, a script writer and a novelist. She is currently working on a feature film, The Tidy Disposal of Mrs Walker and her second novel, Blind Man's Bluff, whilst being surrounded by a myriad of unfinished children's stories, a dog, seven frogs and two fish.

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