Floudering

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Text Publishing Company, Mar 28, 2012 - Fiction - 224 pages
Tom and Jordy have been living with their gran since the day their mother, Loretta, left them on her doorstep and disappeared. Now Loretta's returned, and she wants her boys back. Tom and Jordy hit the road with Loretta in her beat-up car. The family of three journeys across the country, squabbling, bonding, searching and reconnecting. But Loretta isn't mother material. She's broke, unreliable, lost. And there's something else that's not quite right with this reunion. They reach the west coast and take refuge in a beachside caravan park. Their neighbour, a surly old man, warns the kids to stay away. But when Loretta disappears again the boys have no choice but to ask the old man for help, and now they face new threats and new fears. This beautifully written and gripping debut is as moving as it is frightening, and as heartbreaking as it is tender.

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User Review  - dalzan - LibraryThing

Summary: Tom and Jordy have been living with their gran since the day their mother, Loretta, left them on her doorstep and disappeared. Now Loretta’s returned, and she wants her boys back. Tom and ... Read full review

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Very quick read. The story of two brothers and what happens when the mother they haven't seen for a long time 'kidnaps' them and tries to start a new life. Well written novel told through the voice of ... Read full review

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About the author (2012)

Romy Ash is the author of Floundering, her first novel, which was shortlisted for the Miles Franklin, Commonwealth Writer's Prize and Prime Minister's literary award, amongst others. She was awarded the SMH Best Young Australian Novelists of the year award for 2013. She lives in Melbourne.

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