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Castles, Belinda2018
With sea-salt authenticity, Belinda Castles sets the Bright family in the sprawling paradise of Bilgola Beach. But darkness is found both in the iconic setting as well as in the disturbing behaviour of one of the family. As he tilted the blinds she saw her mother in her tennis whites, standing at the kitchen bench, staring out into the dark bushland that bordered their houses. That was what Tricia did these days, looked into the bush as though it would attack one of them. On a sweltering day in a cliff-top beach shack, Jack and Lou Bright grow suspicious about the behaviour of their charismatic, unpredictable father, Charlie. A girl they know has disappeared, and as the day unfolds, Jack's eruptions of panic, Lou's sultry rebellions and their little sister Phoebe's attention-seeking push the family towards revelation. Twenty years later, the Bright children have remained close to the cliff edges, russet sand and moody ocean of their childhood. Behind the beautiful surfaces of their daily lives lies the difficult landscape of their past, always threatening to break through. And then, one night in late summer, they return to the house on the cliff...
Main title:
Bluebottle / Belinda Castles.
Sydney : Allen & Unwin, 2018.©2018
249 pages : 24 cm.
"over one hot summer day, darkness closes in around the..."--Cover.
9781760632847 (paperback)
Dewey class:
LocationCollectionCall numberStatus/Desc
Beaumaris LibraryAdult FictionCASTAvailable
Brighton LibraryAdult FictionCASTComing soon: at our suppliers (Set: 19 Nov 2020)
Hampton LibraryAdult FictionCASTAvailable
Sandringham LibraryAdult FictionCASTUnavailable due to Sandringham Library Building Project until the end of 2020. (Set: 14 Jul 2019)