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Act of grace / Anna Krien.

Act of grace / Anna Krien.

Iraqi aspiring pianist Nasim falls from favour with Saddam Hussein and his psychopathic son, triggering a perilous search for safety. In Australia, decades later, Gerry is in fear of his tyrannical father, Toohey, who has returned from the Iraq War bearing the physical and psychological scars of conflict. Meanwhile, Robbie is dealing with her own father's dementia when the past enters the present. These characters' worlds intertwine in a brilliant narrative of guilt and reckoning, trauma and survival. Crossing the frontiers of war, protest and reconciliation, Act of Grace is a meditation on inheritance- the damage that one generation passes on to the next, and the potential for transformation.

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Date Barcode Shelf Location Collection Volume Ref. Branch Status Due Date Reserve
26 Sep 2019 200369369 KRIE
Adult Fiction   Batemans Bay . . On Loan . 12 Dec 2019
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Shelf Location KRIE
Author Krien, Anna
Title Act of grace / Anna Krien.
Publication Details Carlton, Vic. : Black Inc., 2019.
Description 318 pages ; 24 cm.
Notes Iraqi aspiring pianist Nasim falls from favour with Saddam Hussein and his psychopathic son, triggering a perilous search for safety. In Australia, decades later, Gerry is in fear of his tyrannical father, Toohey, who has returned from the Iraq War bearing the physical and psychological scars of conflict. Meanwhile, Robbie is dealing with her own father's dementia when the past enters the present. These characters' worlds intertwine in a brilliant narrative of guilt and reckoning, trauma and survival. Crossing the frontiers of war, protest and reconciliation, Act of Grace is a meditation on inheritance- the damage that one generation passes on to the next, and the potential for transformation.
Subject Families -- Fiction
Interpersonal relations -- Fiction
Psychic trauma -- Fiction
Australian fiction
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