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Out of Place



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Out of Place by Jo Dutton
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Three generations of women search for love and acceptance Daughter of Italian immigrant Eve, and mother of beautiful Jasmine and headstrong Ella, Nina s life has always been bound to those of other women. For the girl who longer for freedom and art, her dreams seem distant when she finds herself raising her daughters with only her mother s support. Out of Place charts Nina s course through life, from her girlhood, when her mother s European ways are a puzzle and an embarrassment, through her troubled marriage to a man who is always looking elsewhere for happiness, to her struggles as a mother. But just when these three generations of feisty women seem to be puling together and looking to a happier further, where their lives and loves can be balanced by distance and independence, a tragic accident tears them apart. Set against the beaches of Perth and the searing heat and harsh beauty of Central Australia, Jo Dutton delicately illustrates the frustrations, problems, joy and love that each of these generations gives and takes from each other as Nina learns, through heartbreaking lessons, that come what may, her life will always be touched by these three amazing

Author Biography

Jo Dutton's first novel ON THE EDGE OF RED was published in 1997 by Transworld and was shortlisted for the Western Australian Premiers Award in 1998. In 2003 she was a recipient of Varuna's Development Program for a new work, Not to Scale. Jo's work appears in Living Room, an anthology of Central Australian poets and True North: Contemporary Writing from the Northern Territory. Jo recently worked on the television series The Alice. OUT OF PLACE is her second novel
Release date NZ
April 3rd, 2006
Country of Publication
Vintage (Australia)
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