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Into the Fire

Into the Fire

A year after her best friend died in a house fire, Lara can't come to terms with the loss. Logic says there was no more she could have done to save the mercurial and unhappy Alice, but Lara can't escape the feeling that she is somehow to blame for the tragedy. She spends a weeken... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781925712827
Barcode 9781925712827
Published 29 January 2019 by Affirm Press
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Orchard, Sonia
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ISBN-13 9781925712827
ISBN-10 1925712826
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Affirm Press
Imprint Affirm Press
Publication Date 29 January 2019
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Orchard, Sonia
Category Fiction
Modern Fiction
Australian
Number of Pages 288
Dimensions Width: 154mm
Height: 232mm
Spine: 21mm
Weight 390g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code Not specified
Catalogue Code 963242

Description of this Book

A year after her best friend died in a house fire, Lara can't come to terms with the loss. Logic says there was no more she could have done to save the mercurial and unhappy Alice, but Lara can't escape the feeling that she is somehow to blame for the tragedy. She spends a weekend at the rebuilt house with Alice's charismatic widower, Crow, and his three young children. Rummaging through the remains of their shared past, Lara reveals a friendship with Alice that was as troubled as it was intense. But beneath the surface is a darker, more unsettling secret waiting to be exposed. Through exquisite prose and searing insight, INTO THE FIRE explores the many ways, small and large, we betray one another and our ideals. It's a compelling story about power, guilt and womanhood from an outstanding voice in Australian fiction.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review As elegant and assured as its starring character, it seems astonishing that this pitch-perfect novel is the author's first fictional outing. - Readings A beautifully nuanced study of the intricate links between sexual desire and musical creativity - a moving melancholy and deeply impressive debut. - Gail Jones

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Author's Bio

Sonia Orchard is the author of a memoir, Something More Wonderful, and a novel The Virtuoso, which won the Indie Award for Best Debut Fiction of 2009. She has a PhD in Creative Writing and lives in the Macedon Ranges with her husband and three children.

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