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Goodwood

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  •  Goodwood
    Title: Goodwood
    Author: THROSBY HOLLY
    Format: PAPERBACK
    Publication date: 01/10/2016
    Imprint: ALLEN & UNWIN
    Price: $30.00
    Publishing status: Active

    It wasn't just one person who went missing, it was two people. Two very different people. They were there, and then they were gone, as if through a crack in the sky. After that, in a small town like Goodwood, where we had what Nan called 'a high density of acquaintanceship', everything stopped. Or at least it felt that way. The normal feeling of things stopped...Goodwood is a small town where everyone knows everything about everyone. It's a place where it's impossible to keep a secret...In 1992, when Jean Brown is seventeen, a terrible thing happens. Two terrible things. Rosie White, the coolest girl in town, vanishes overnight. One week later, Goodwood's most popular resident, Bart McDonald, sets off on a fishing trip and never comes home...People die in Goodwood, of course, but never like this. They don't just disappear...As the intensity of speculation about the fates of Rosie and Bart heightens, Jean, who is keeping secrets of her own, and the rest of Goodwood are left reeling...Rich in character and complexity, its humour both droll and tender, Goodwood is a compelling ride into a small community, torn apart by dark rumours and mystery.

    Gleebooks Review: Singer Holly Throsby impresses greatly with this debut novel set in the fictional, but very recognisable, country town of Goodwood. Narrated in the delightfully unworldly voice of 17 year old Jean, the story centres on the disappearance of two of the town’s residents and the subsequent speculation over what happened to them as well as the grief the close-knit community feels. The solving of the mystery is not as important as getting to know the town and it’s people as the truth slowly emerges. At once a coming-of-age novel and a perplexing mystery, Goodwood is an assured novel - gentle, sad and wise. (Morgan)

    ISBN: 9781760293734
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