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What could be saved

Schwarz, Liese O'Halloran2021
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Laura Preston is a reclusive artist at odds with her older sister Bea as their elegant, formidable mother slowly slides into dementia. When a stranger contacts Laura claiming to be her brother who disappeared forty years earlier when the family lived in Bangkok, Laura ignores Bea's warnings of a scam and flies to Thailand to see if it can be true. But meeting him in person leads to more questions than answers. Bangkok, 1972: Genevieve and Robert Preston live in a beautiful house behind a high wall, raising their three children with the help of a cadre of servants. In these exotic surroundings, Genevieve strives to create a semblance of the life they would have had at home in the US - ballet and riding classes for the children, impeccable dinner parties, a meticulously kept home. But in truth, Robert works for American intelligence, Genevieve finds herself drawn into a passionate affair with her husband's boss, and their serene household is vulnerable to unseen dangers in a rapidly changing world and a country they don't really understand. Alternating between past and present as all of the secrets are revealed, What Could Be Saved is an unforgettable novel about a family shattered by loss and betrayal, and the beauty that can exist even in the midst of brokenness.
Main title:
What could be saved / Liese O'Halloran Schwarz.
Imprint:
Crows Nest, NSW : Allen & Unwin, 2021.©2021
Collation:
450 pages ; 24 cm.
ISBN:
97817608792669781760879266 (paperback)
Dewey class:
813.54
Language:
English
BRN:
382515
LocationCollectionCall numberStatus/Desc
Beaumaris LibraryAdult FictionSCHWAvailable
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