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Allegra in Three Parts

Suzanne Daniel

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Macmillan
04 June 2019
Fiction & Literature; Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
I can split myself in two... something I have to do because of Joy and Matilde. They are my grandmothers and I love them both and they totally love me but they can't stand each other.

Eleven-year-old Allegra shuttles between her grandmothers who live next door to one another but couldn't be more different. Matilde works all hours and instils discipline, duty and restraint. She insists that Allegra focus on her studies to become a doctor.

Meanwhile free-spirited Joy is full of colour, possibility and emotion, storing all her tears in little glass bottles. She is riding the second wave of the women's movement in the company of her penny tortoise, Simone de Beauvoir, encouraging Ally to explore broad horizons and live her 'true essence'.

And then there's Rick who lives in a flat out the back and finds distraction in gambling and solace in surfing. He's trying to be a good father to Al Pal, while grieving the woman who links them all but whose absence tears them apart.

Allegra is left to orbit these three worlds wishing they loved her a little less and liked each other a lot more. Until one day the unspoken tragedy that's created this division explodes within the person they all cherish most.

PRAISE FOR ALLEGRA IN THREE PARTS 'Allegra in Three Parts is an accomplished, moving and thoughtful read' Books+Publishing


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By:   Suzanne Daniel
Imprint:   Macmillan
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 233mm,  Width: 151mm,  Spine: 23mm
Weight:   404g
ISBN:   9781760781712
ISBN 10:   1760781711
Publication Date:   04 June 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Suzanne Daniel is a journalist and communications consultant who has also worked for ABC TV, the Sydney Morning Herald, the United Nations, BBC (London) and in crisis management and social services. For the past twenty years she has served on community, philanthropic and public company boards. Suzanne lives in Sydney with her husband and family. Allegra in Three Parts is her first novel.

  • Long-listed for Indie Book Awards Debut Fiction 2020

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