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The Forrests

(2012)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction Best Book (nominee)
Dorothy Forrest is immersed in the sensory world around her; she lives in the flickering moment. From the age of seven, when her odd, disenfranchised family moves from New York City to the wide skies of Auckland, to the very end of her life, this is her great gift and possible misfortune. Through the wilderness of a commune, to falling in love, to early marriage and motherhood, from the glorious anguish of parenting to the loss of everything worked for and the unexpected return of love, Dorothy is swept along by time. Her family looms and recedes; revelations come to light; death changes everything, but somehow life remains as potent as it ever was, and the joy in just being won't let her go. In a narrative that shifts and moves, growing as wild as the characters, The Forrests is an extraordinary literary achievement. A novel that sings with colour and memory, it speaks of family and time, dysfunction, ageing and loneliness, about heat, youth, and how life can change if 'you're lucky enough to be around for it'.


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Title: The Forrests
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Title: The Forrests
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August 2012 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: The Forrests: A Novel
Author(s): Emily Perkins
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June 2012 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Forrests
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Publisher: Bond Street Books
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May 2012 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Forrests
Author(s): Emily Perkins
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
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