CURRENTLY SOLD OUT
Save on Fiction Books
- AU $92.81Trending at AU $103.28
- AU $67.16Trending at AU $74.36
- AU $20.99Trending at AU $22.57
- AU $13.21Trending at AU $15.39
- AU $28.50Trending at AU $30.66
- AU $27.86Trending at AU $29.04
- AU $15.63Trending at AU $22.18
About this product
- DescriptionEmmett Brown was a charming young man who quoted poetry and read to his wife and young family from the great vels of the world. But he also had a 'system'. Emmett always had in mind that he was going to make a million for the family and continued to pursue his dream of 'the numbers' that would guarantee a win at the races. It only takes a few disappointments to throw Emmett back to his own abusive childhood in and out of orphanages, and he is soon a broken down gambling drunk who terrorises his wife and children. Starting at Emmett's funeral and reflecting back, through the two eldest children - Louisa who becomes a journalist and Rob an arborist - the Brown family story is shared. Rob decides that ne of the children should ever have children because they too will end up behaving like their father; Jessie agrees with him, but Louisa and Peter have children which bring them great joy. Each of Emmett's children has their own issues to deal with, but somehow, on his passing, each comes to discover that they loved and learnt from their father.
- Author BiographyDeborah Forster grew up in Footscray, Melbourne. She worked as a staff and freelance journalist for many years and was a This Life columnist on The Age and The Sunday Age. Deborah Foster is married to Alan Kohler and they have three children. Her novels include the Miles Franklin shortlisted The Book of Emmett and The Meaning of Grace, shortlisted for the Age Fiction Book of the Year,
- PrizesShortlisted for Prime Minister's Literary Awards (Australia): Fiction 2010 and Miles Franklin Literary Award 2010.
- Author(s)Deborah Forster
- PublisherRandom House Australia
- Date of Publication01/04/2009
- SubjectGeneral & Literary Fiction
- Place of PublicationMilsons Point
- Country of PublicationAustralia
- First Published2009
- ImprintVintage (Australia)
- Weight258 g
- Width133 mm
- Height199 mm
- Spine22 mm
- Format DetailsB-format paperback
- Edition StatementFirst novel by this author
This item doesn't belong on this page.
Thanks, we'll look into this.