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The eulogy /

by Bailey, Jackie, Published by : Hardie Grant Australia, (South Yarra, VIC :) , 2022 Physical details: 309 pages ; 24 cm. ISBN:9781743798324. List(s) this item appears in: Australian General Fiction
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Book Melbourne Athenaeum Library
Fiction BAI Issued 07/12/2022 064355
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Includes bibliographical references.

It's winter in Logan, south-east Queensland, and still warm enough to sleep in a car at night if you have nowhere else to go. But Kathy can't sleep. Her husband is on her blocked caller list and she's running from a kidnapping charge, a Tupperware container of 300 sleeping pills in her glovebox. She has driven from Sydney to plan a funeral with her five surviving siblings (most of whom she hardly speaks to) because their sister Annie is finally, blessedly, inconceivably dead from the brain tumour she was diagnosed with twenty-five years ago, the year everything changed. In writing Annie's eulogy, Kathy attempts to understand the tangled story of the Bradley family: from their mother's childhood during the Japanese occupation of Singapore in World War Two and their father's experiences in the Malayan conflict and the Vietnam War, to Annie's cancer and disability, and the events that have shaped the person that Kathy is today. Ultimately, Kathy needs Annie to help her decide whether she will allow herself to love and be loved.

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