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The Resource The mothers, by Rod Jones

The mothers, by Rod Jones

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The mothers
Title
The mothers
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by Rod Jones
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Language
eng
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
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.
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Character
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10446536
Cataloging source
ANL
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1953-
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Jones, Rod
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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Jones, Rod
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True
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  • Motherhood
  • Mothers
  • Family secrets
  • Families
Target audience
adult
Label
The mothers, by Rod Jones
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000054013395
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
334 pages
Isbn
9781922147226
System control number
(OCoLC)904680669
Label
The mothers, by Rod Jones
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000054013395
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
334 pages
Isbn
9781922147226
System control number
(OCoLC)904680669

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