Furies

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Univ. of Queensland Press, 2004 - Fiction - 315 pages
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'John Charalambous captures the complexities and intricacies of Australian family as it exists today. He brings a distinctive new voice to Australian literature.' - Venero ArmannoNicky's a survivor. She's lived through a difficult Greek childhood, the failure of the utopian rural commune where everyone, including her artist husband, walked away, and years spent teaching in a small country town. Her greatest challenge now is her foster daughter Imogen, who is fifteen and cutting loose from her childhood. But Nicky wants to give her the opportunity for a different future. Furiesis an incisive exploration of modern family relationships and of the complex ties that bind us.

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User Review  - mtranter - LibraryThing

Amazing that a amle writer could portray women characters so well. Ambiguities of family, family abandonment, loss of ideals. claustrophobia and community of small town living- the Australian immigrant experience. Read full review

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User Review  - Thorpe-Bowker and Contributors - Books+Publishing

Life hasnt turned out the way Nicky expected. The daughter of Greek immigrants, the wilful teenager has left home early to become a teacher, bucking the expectations of her traditional parents who ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
4
Section 3
18
Section 4
24
Section 5
34
Section 6
46
Section 7
71
Section 8
76
Section 23
177
Section 24
184
Section 25
189
Section 26
192
Section 27
198
Section 28
207
Section 29
218
Section 30
225

Section 9
80
Section 10
85
Section 11
92
Section 12
97
Section 13
108
Section 14
125
Section 15
132
Section 16
136
Section 17
146
Section 18
153
Section 19
159
Section 20
163
Section 21
166
Section 22
171
Section 31
237
Section 32
240
Section 33
244
Section 34
247
Section 35
255
Section 36
267
Section 37
274
Section 38
278
Section 39
292
Section 40
296
Section 41
304
Section 42
309
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About the author (2004)

John Charalambous is a painter, writer, former teacher, and businessman. He is the author of Silent Parts.

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