Eight-year-old Pearl tries very hard to get things right. In their cramped apartment, she watches over her small brother and manages her mother's happiness, while carefully guarding her private passions. But the events of a summer's day are about to change Pearl's world, and nothing may ever be right again. In a cooler, greener suburb Sonia is learning to live alone after the death of her husband, and at the edge of the city, close to the beaches, the young artist Adam Logan is hoping that his controversial exhibit will improve his fortunes. In unforeseen ways, Pearl's tragedy will draw the threads of all their lives together. Combining the intimacy of a family's heartache with the suspense of a thriller, Careless is a gripping, seductive novel about the ties of caring and responsibility that are both formed and broken in today's society, and about the resilience of the human psyche.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser 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
LibraryThing ReviewUser 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