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Between a Wolf and a Dog

(2016)
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"Blain just gets better and better....so commanding and beautifully written it made me cry."
Charlotte Wood


"A stunning novel of forgiveness and family, which gives clear, beautiful voice to the fierce luck of being alive." - Charlotte Wood, author of The Natural Way of Things

"An elegant, intelligent, and affecting novel from a writer at the height of her powers." - The Saturday Paper

"A remarkable novel that lingers long after its final page." - Weekend Australian

Ester is a family therapist with an appointment book that catalogs the woes of the middle class: loneliness, relationships, and death. She spends her days helping others find happiness, but her own family relationships are tense and frayed. Estranged from both her sister, April, and her ex-husband, Lawrence, Ester wants to fall in love again. Meanwhile, April is struggling through her own directionless life; Lawrence's reckless past decisions are catching up with him; and Ester and April's mother, Hilary, is about to make a choice that will profoundly affect them all.

Rendered in evocative and powerful prose, Between a Wolf and a Dog is a novel about dissatisfactions and anxieties in the face of relative privilege. Yet it is also a celebration of the best in all of us - our capacity to live in the face of ordinary sorrows, and to draw strength from the transformative power of art. Ultimately, it is a joyous tribute to the beauty of being alive.

Georgia Blain is an Australian writer who published novels for adults and young adults, essays, short stories, and a memoir. She died in December 2016.

 
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Used availability for Georgia Blain's Between a Wolf and a Dog


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Paperback Editions

October 2017 : Australia Paperback
thumbTitle: Between a Wolf and a Dog
Author(s): Georgia Blain
ISBN: 1-925321-11-8 / 978-1-925321-11-1 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Scribe Publications
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   

September 2016 : Australia Paperback
thumbTitle: Between a Wolf and a Dog
Author(s): Georgia Blain
ISBN: 1-925228-54-1 / 978-1-925228-54-0 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Scribe UK
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

June 2016 : Paperback
thumbTitle: Between a Wolf and a Dog
Author(s): Georgia Blain
ISBN: 1-5252-2543-X / 978-1-5252-2543-7
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

March 2016 : UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Between a Wolf and a Dog
Author(s): Georgia Blain
Publisher: Scribe
Availability: Amazon UK   


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