Pearl in a Cage

By: Dettman, Joy

Price: $23.00

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Book Condition: Good


565 pages. Covers have light creasing. Corners of covers are moderately bumped. Spine is uncreased. Pages are reasonably tanned. Previous owner's name in ink. On a balmy midsummer's evening in 1923, a young woman – foreign, dishevelled and heavily pregnant – is found unconscious just off the railway tracks in the tiny logging community of Woody Creek. The town midwife, Gertrude Foote, is roused from her bed when the woman is brought to her door. Try as she might, Gertrude is unable to save her, but the baby lives. When no relatives come forth to claim the infant, Gertrude's daughter Amber – who has recently lost a son in childbirth – and her husband Norman take the child in. In the ensuing weeks, Norman becomes convinced that God has sent the baby to their door, and in an act of reckless compassion and lonely desperation, he names the baby Jennifer and registers her in place of his son. Loved by some but scorned by more, including her stepmother and sister, Jenny survives her childhood and grows into an exquisite and talented young woman. But who were her parents? Spanning two momentous decades and capturing rural Australia's complex and mysterious heart, Pearl in a Cage is the unputdownable new novel by one of our most talented storytellers. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Fiction; Romance & Women's Fiction; ISBN/EAN: 9781405039574. Inventory No: 19010292. Paperback

Title: Pearl in a Cage

Author: Dettman, Joy

Categories: Fiction, Romance & Women's Fiction,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Australia, Macmillan: 2009

ISBN Number: 1405039574

ISBN Number 13: 9781405039574

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition: Good

kg: 0.76 kg

Seller ID: 19010292

Keywords: BZDB5 Fiction; Pearl in a Cage Paperback,