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Between a Wolf and a Dog

(2016)
A novel by

 
WINNER OF THE 2017 VICTORIAN PREMIER'S LITERARY AWARD FOR FICTION

WINNER OF THE 2016 UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND FICTION BOOK AWARD

SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2017 STELLA PRIZE

Outside, the rain continues unceasing; silver sheets sluicing down, the trees and shrubs soaking and bedraggled, the earth sodden, puddles overflowing, torrents coursing onwards, as the darkness slowly softens with the dawn.

Ester is a family therapist with an appointment book that catalogues the anxieties of the middle class: loneliness, relationships, 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.

Taking place largely over one rainy day in Sydney, and rendered with the evocative and powerful prose Blain is known for, Between a Wolf and a Dog is 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.

PRAISE FOR GEORGIA BLAIN

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

'Like all her novels, Between a Wolf and a Dog explores the often unarticulated complexities of the intersection of the personal and the political with exquisite grace and intelligence.' Australian Book Review

    

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


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Paperback Editions

October 2017 : Australia Paperback
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Title: Between a Wolf and a Dog
Author(s): Georgia Blain
ISBN: 1-925321-11-8 / 978-1-925321-11-1 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Scribe US
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September 2016 : Australia Paperback
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Title: Between a Wolf and a Dog
Author(s): Georgia Blain
ISBN: 1-925228-54-1 / 978-1-925228-54-0 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Scribe Publications
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June 2016 : Paperback
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Title: Between a Wolf and a Dog
Author(s): Georgia Blain
ISBN: 1-5252-2543-X / 978-1-5252-2543-7
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant
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Audio Editions

September 2017 : UK Audio CD
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Title: Between a Wolf and a Dog
Author(s): Georgia Blain
ISBN: 1-5100-8539-4 / 978-1-5100-8539-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
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September 2017 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Between a Wolf and a Dog
Author(s): Georgia Blain
Publisher: Wavesound Audio
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September 2017 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Between a Wolf and a Dog
Author(s): Georgia Blain
Publisher: Wavesound Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

March 2016 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Between a Wolf and a Dog
Author(s): Georgia Blain
Publisher: Scribe
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