The Rose Leopard

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University of Queensland Press, 2003 - Fiction - 253 pages
Vince isn't perfect, but his love for Kaz reveals the best of him. Their coastal farm is an idyllic place to raise their two children, and Kaz ensures that life is easy and full of fun. Here, Vince can indulge both his passions - for words and for his wife.But when an unexpected event shatters their contentment, Vince isn't ready for the responsibilities he must face.In creating the fable of the Rose Leopard - the most beautiful creature in the world - he tries to explain to his children a universe that doesn't always make sense."The Rose Leopard" is a compelling debut novel, a poignant and often funny tale of love, grief and the transformative power of story-telling.

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This engaging debut unashamedly focuses on the pleasures, frustrations, banalities and power of married love and family. Thats not to say that theres a pumpkin scone in sight, however. Here, it is the ... Read full review

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About the author (2003)

The Rose Leopardis Richard Yaxley's first novel. He has published two plays - The Tribunal and The Right Thingas well as several adult short stories. His play Jellybeanswas short-listed for the 2002 Queensland Premier's Drama Award and a novel entitled The Fourth Windowwas Highly Commended in the 1994 Australian/Vogel Literary Award, although it remains unpublished. He has also co-authored numerous textbooks and CD Roms for secondary school students. Richard is a father, husband, teacher, amateur actor, walker and reluctant gardener. A Tasmanian by birth, Richard now lives in Queensland with his wife and two boys.

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