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The Hard Word


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The Hard Word by John Clanchy
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Miriam is facing an emotional flashpoint. Her mother Vera is slipping into the obliterating darkness of Alzheimer's disease and her daughter Laura is embroiled in her own conflicts of identity and sexuality.As a teacher of migrant and refugee women, Miriam helps her students unlock the past through the power of words. So why can't she do it for her own family, and for herself?With this elegant novel, John Clanchy's writing reaches new levels of feeling and delicacy.

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Release date NZ
August 1st, 2002
Country of Publication
University of Queensland Press
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