Strays

Cover Art for 9781785079511, Strays by Emily Bitto
ISBN: 9781785079511
Publisher: Legend Press
Published: 15 August, 2015
Format: Paperback
Language: English
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Winner of the Stella Prize Winner of the Kibble and Dobbie Literary Award Winner of the Davitt Award Winner of the Barbara Jefferis Award Longlisted for the Dublin Literary Award 2016 University of Canberra' Book of the Year' On her first day at a new school, Lily befriends one of the daughters of infamous painter Evan Trentham. He and his wife are trying to escape the conservatism of 1930s Australia by inviting other like-minded artists to live at their home. Lily becomes infatuated with this wild, bohemian lifestyle and longs to truly be a part of the family. But as the years pass, Lily observes the way the lives of these artists come to reflect their art. Yet it's not Evan, but his own daughters, who pay the price for his radicalism. Almost 30 years later, Lily contemplates the ordinary path her own life took, how she has played it safe, but does freedom come at a cost? Brought together once more, this is a story of the impact of loss, devotion and obsession, and the demise of one family.

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