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Shortlisted, Australian/Vogel Literary Award 1994 Shortlisted, Kathleen Mitchell Literary Award 1998 Friendship and fidelity intertwine these intriguing, yet deceptively simple novellas, Bombora and The Chiming of Light. Set against a backdrop of inner Sydney, its beaches and its pubs, Bennett crafts her scenes, characters and moods with poetic vision. Bombora, shortlisted in the 1994 Australian/Vogel Literary award, tells of the grand passions of Leo, a singer/guitarist with no idea of responsibility; Madeline, student and painter, trusting in her absolute love for Leo and Annabel, their young daughter, aglow with the love of her family - until that love is brought in to question. The Chiming of Light looks at the intense links of friendship between Rachel, Sam, Vince and Frank, inseparable since university. Still single and unemployed at an age where their parents were married and in steady work, each of the four seeks independance from the others without losing the affection and loyalty generated by years of closeness.


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April 1996 : Australia Paperback

Title: Bombora (Allen & Unwin fiction)
Author(s): Tegan Bennett
ISBN: 1-86448-010-6 / 978-1-86448-010-8 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
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