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  • Published: 1 August 2000
  • ISBN: 9781742281551
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 240

Thursday's Child

  • Sonya Hartnett



Through the long years of the Great Depression, Harper Flute watches with a child's clear eyes her family's struggle to survive in a hot and impoverished landscape.

The creature held a great bundle of something tied up in a rag. For a moment we stared, not recognising him, but who else could it have been, who else but wandering Tin. We saw his naked limbs, his discoloured hair, his hooking razor-sharp nails. He raised lashy eyes to us and we saw a face on its way to another world. Da murmured, 'Jesus'.
Through the long years of the Great Depression, Harper Flute watches with a child's clear eyes her family's struggle to survive in a hot and impoverished landscape. As life on the surface grows harsher, her brother Tin escapes ever deeper into a subterranean world of darkness and troubling secrets, until his memory becomes a myth barely whispered around the countryside.

  • Published: 1 August 2000
  • ISBN: 9781742281551
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 240

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