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With an introduction by J.M. Coetzee

'The novel at the heart of all her work' Helen Daniel, The Age

Vera is young, awkward and naive. As a schoolgirl, she has her sheltered idealism, her Quaker boarding-school education, and the warm, enveloping sense of security of her parents. As a student nurse during the war, her transition into womanhood is rapid, painful and disastrous. And as an unmarried mother she flees from the nagging tension of her home and the hospital gossip to Fairfields, a place of poetry, music and of people with interesting lives and ideas. Quickly she learns it is otherwise. Yet, for Vera, there is always the moon - her companion, comforter, and the unbreakable link with her father...

Full of alarming perceptions, black irony and tenderness, My Father's Moon is the first book in Jolley's semi-autobiographical trilogy that also includes Cabin Fever and The George's Wife .

Winner of The Age 's Book of the Year Award

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario :, Penguin,, 2013.
Copyright Date: ©2012
ISBN: 9780143180104
Characteristics: xvi, 429 pages ;,20 cm.


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mytwin Jan 20, 2014

This is a fast moving easy read with an upbeat message at the end.I enjoyed the "Canadian " references in the story.It is intriguing to follow a former student from Northview Hts.S.S. become a world class writer.

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Oct 30, 2012

I recommend this as a good read. This book had an interesteing concept and was fairly fast paced. It was not my favorite book by Robert J Sawyer (I prefer Hominids or Illegal Alien). The last part of the book was a little preachy and anticlimactic.

Oct 24, 2012

Sawyer is awesome. Visionary

Aug 01, 2012

To start with this was a great action, "who's the mystery bad guy" book with a bit of sci-fi thrown in, but in the last few chapters the sci-fi took over and it became more an existential, "peace on earth and goodwill towards all men" kind of book, which I didn't like. In the last 2 or 3 chapters the tone of the book completely changed and the author seemed to be trying to tell us something about what he believes is the only way create "peace on earth and goodwill towards all men." I didn't think the last chapters fit with the rest of the book at all, they seemed to almost be written by two different authors. I would still recommend this to fans of Sawyer (since finishing the book I have learned that Robert J. Sawyer is a famous and frequently awarded sci-fi writer) as most of the book is really fast paced and full of action and mystery.

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