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Pan Macmillan Australia Pty, Limited, 2007 - Families - 286 pages
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In the midst of her life with her small brother and unpredictable mother, Pearl is a child who strives to get things right. But the events of one summer's day are about to change her life, and nothing may ever be right again. In ways connected but unforeseen, this child's tragedy will also enter the lives of two strangers. Sonia lives in a cooler, greener part of the city, where she is learning to live alone after the death of her famous husband. And at the edge of the city, close to the beaches, in a run-down building, the young sculptor Adam Logan contemplates the celebrity that his artwork has brought to him. Through a seductively woven plot that reflects the interlacing nature of our lives, CARELESS explores the ties of caring and responsibility, for the living and the dead, that are formed, and broken, in our society.

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User Review  - PhilipJHunt - LibraryThing

No doubt but Robertson writes great characters. The people and their interactions leap off the page with authenticity and moving emotion. The book is worth reading for that alone. Unfortunately, plot ... Read full review

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User Review  - debutnovelist - LibraryThing

The more I read the more I loved it, and appreciated the restrained but lyrical quality of the writing. The plot moves in small but convincing ways. The characters are totally real. Wasn't quite happy about the way it ended, but would definitely recommend. Read full review

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