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A novel by

From the author of Bombora and What Falls Away, a stunning, moving novel about faith, love and family.
Elizabeth has fallen in love in her early
adulthood, but with a lack of conviction and disturbing results. In her late twenties she embarks on a new affair with Ross, a fellow academic at her university. Their relationship blooms and offers her the safety she has been searching for since childhood. She moves into bis big, old house by the Parramatta River and becomes pregnant. Then Ross's fate,
who was violent to both Ross and his mother, and disappeared while Ros still at school, resurfaces. He has been in Spain for fifteen years, and now is dying. Elizabeth persuades Ross that the family should make a journey to see him, to make peace with him and to show him Anna, their new daughter. But their holiday lays bare discomfitting truths and frailties, both in their relationship and their past.
Bennett Daylight unfolds Ross and Elizabeth's love affair, and the joy and pain of motherhood with wonderful sensitivity in a captivating story written in her cahracteristically spare, limpid prose.


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1999 : Australia Paperback

Title: Safety
Author(s): Tegan Bennett
ISBN: 1-74051-390-8 / 978-1-74051-390-6 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Random House Australia
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