There was still love / Favel Parrett.Publication details: Sydney, NSW : Hachette Australia, 2019.Description: vii, 214 pages ; 22 cmISBN:
- 9780733630682 (paperback)
- World War (1939-1945)
- Grandparents -- Fiction
- Families -- Australia -- Fiction
- Grandparent and child -- Fiction
- Twin sisters -- Fiction
- Interpersonal relations -- Fiction
- Separated people -- Fiction
- Families -- Fiction
- Children -- Fiction
- Life change events -- Fiction
- World War, 1939-1945 -- Czech Republic -- Fiction
- Czech Republic
- Czech Republic -- Prague
- Victoria -- Melbourne
- Prague (Czech Republic) -- Fiction
- Melbourne (Vic.) -- Fiction
- A823.4 23
- Winner (tie) 2020 Booksellers’ Choice Book of the Year Award for Adult Fiction. Winner 2020 Indie Book of the Year Award, and Award for Fiction.
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Prague, 1938: Eva flies down the street from her sister. Suddenly a man steps out, a man wearing a hat. Eva runs into him, hits the pavement hard. His hat is in the gutter. His anger slaps Eva, but his hate will change everything, as war forces so many lives into small, brown suitcases. Prague, 1980: No one sees Ludek. A young boy can slip right under the heavy blanket that covers this city - the fear cannot touch him. Ludek is free. And he sees everything. The world can do what it likes. The world can go to hell for all he cares because Babi is waiting for him in the warm flat. His whole world. Melbourne, 1980: Mala Liska's grandma holds her hand as they climb the stairs to their third floor flat. Inside, the smell of warm pipe tobacco and homemade cakes. Here, Mana and Bill have made a life for themselves and their granddaughter. A life imbued with the spirit of Prague and the loved ones left behind. Favel Parrett's deep emotional insight and stellar literary talent shine through in this love letter to the strong women who bind families together, despite dislocation and distance. It is a tender and beautifully told story of memory, family and love. Because there is still love. No matter what.
Winner (tie) 2020 Booksellers’ Choice Book of the Year Award for Adult Fiction.
Winner 2020 Indie Book of the Year Award, and Award for Fiction.