Yesterday's Dust

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Pan Macmillan Australia Pty, Limited, 2001 - Australian fiction - 388 pages
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The eagerly awaited sequel to Mallawindy by the bestselling author of the Woody Creek series"Delightfully black" Australian Bookseller & PublisherIs Mallawindy, a place of secrets, about to reveal the truth?In the 1990s, the Burtons are surviving as best they can, but Jack Burton continues to control his fractured family even in his absence. John has returned to Mallawindy unable to forgive his father and haunted by vengeful thoughts. Ann has three young sons and is soon to have another child, but still grieves for her firstborn daughter, Mandy.When the river disgorges what appears to be Jack's body, the family's tumultuous history is stirred up again.Yesterday's Dust continues the story of how even those who escape the town have to fight to escape its dark legacy."Is there such a thing as winter beach reading? If so, Joy Dettman's Yesterday's Dust fits the bill nicely" Weekend AustralianFans of Rosalie Ham's The Dressmaker will love Joy Dettman.

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At the heart of this absorbing tale - the sequel to Mallawindy - is the writer's ability to interweave the country-town propensity for rumour and allegation into a gothic narrative. Jack Burton, in ... Read full review

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About the author (2001)

Joy Dettman was born in Echuca, Victoria, and now lives in Melbourne with her husband and Footrot, the dog. It was a creative writing course in 1988 that helped to turn a lifelong interest into an obsession. The mother of four, Joy is a full-time writer and published author of several award-winning short stories as well as her best-selling novels Mallawindy, Jacaranda Blue, Goose Girl and The Seventh Day.

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