The Resource The Mothers

The Mothers

Label
The Mothers
Title
The Mothers
Statement of responsibility
Rod Jones
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In 1917, while the world is at war, Alma and her children are living in a sleep-out at the back of Mrs Lovett's house in working-class Footscray. When Alma falls pregnant, her daughter Molly is born in secret. As Molly grows up, there is a man who sometimes follows her on her way to school.Anna meets Neil in 1952 at her parents' shack at Cockatoo. She later enters a Salvation Army home for unmarried mothers, but is determined to keep her baby.Fitzroy, 1975. Student life. Things are different now, aren't they? Cathy and David are living together, determined not to get married. Against the background of the tumultuous events of the sacking of the Whitlam government, a new chapter is added to the family's story. The Mothers is a book about secrets. It interweaves the intimate lives of three generations of Australian women who learn that it's the stories we can't tell that continue to shape us and make us who we are. Rod Jones’s first novel, Julia Paradise (1986), won the fiction award at the 1988 Adelaide Festival, was shortlisted for the Miles Franklin Award and was runner-up for the Prix Femina Étranger. It has been translated into ten languages and is now available as a Text Classic. His four other novels, Prince of the Lilies, Billy Sunday, Nightpictures, and Swan Bay, have all either won or been shortlisted for major literary awards. Rod Jones lives near Melbourne. The Mothers is his most recent novel
Summary
That's what life is about, at the bottom of things, she thought: women keeping babies. In 1917, while the world is at war, Alma and her children are living in a sleep-out at the back of Mrs Lovett's house in working-class Footscray. When Alma falls pregnant, her daughter Molly is born in secret. As Molly grows up, there is a man who sometimes follows her on her way to school. Anna meets Neil in 1952 at her parents' shack at Cockatoo. She later enters a Salvation Army home for unmarried mothers, but is determined to keep her baby. Fitzroy, 1975. Student life. Things are different now, aren't they? Cathy and David are living together, determined not to get married. Against the background of the tumultuous events of the sacking of the Whitlam government, a new chapter is added to the family's story. The Mothers is a book about secrets. It interweaves the intimate lives of three generations of Australian women who learn that it's the stories we can't tell that continue to shape us and make us who we are.
Storyline
Tone
Character
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10446536
Cataloging source
NOV
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1953-
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Jones, Rod
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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  • Fiction
  • Literature
  • Historical Fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
The Mothers
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Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:6f07bbd8-ee62-4bb1-806f-6bcbb4778443
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781921961649
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Mothers
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:6f07bbd8-ee62-4bb1-806f-6bcbb4778443
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781921961649
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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