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Mother of Pearl

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  • Mother of Pearl 
    Title: Mother of Pearl
    Format: PAPERBACK
    Publication date: 23/07/2019
    Imprint: Transit Lounge Publishing
    Price: $30.00
    Publishing status: Active

    A luminous and courageous
    story about the hopes and dreams we all have for our lives and relationships,
    and the often fraught and unexpected ways they may be realised.

    Angela Savage draws us masterfully into the lives of Anna, an aid
    worker trying to settle back into life in Australia after more than a decade in
    Southeast Asia; Meg, Anna’s sister, who holds out hope for a child despite
    seven fruitless years of IVF; Meg's husband Nate, and Mukda, a single mother in
    provincial Thailand who wants to do the right thing by her son and parents.

    The women and their families' lives
    become intimately intertwined in the unsettling and extraordinary process of
    trying to bring a child into the world across borders of class, culture and
    nationality. Rich in characterisation and feeling, Mother of Pearl, and
    the timely issues it raises, will generate discussion amongst readers

    ‘This is
    a story of family and motherhood, and also a story of culture and exploitation
    that asks us to think through the costs of our insatiable desire in the West to
    have everything. What I find remarkable about this novel is how it refuses easy
    and lazy judgement, how it takes seriously questions of loss, longing, and our
    human need to connect with each other.’ — Christos
    Tsiolkas, author of The Slap

    ISBN: 9781925760354
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