The Forrests

The Forrests

[a Novel]

Book - 2012
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Dorothy Forrest is immersed in the sensory world around her; she lives in the flickering moment. From the age of seven, when her odd, disenfranchised family moves from New York City to the wide skies of Auckland, to the very end of her life, this is her great gift and possible misfortune. Through the wilderness of a commune, to falling in love, to early marriage and motherhood, from the glorious anguish of parenting to the loss of everything worked for and the unexpected return of love, Dorothy is swept along by time. Her family looms and recedes; revelations come to light; death changes everything, but somehow life remains as potent as it ever was, and the joy in just being won't let her go. In a narrative that shifts and moves, growing as wild as the characters, The Forrests is an extraordinary literary achievement. A novel that sings with colour and memory, it speaks of family and time, dysfunction, ageing and loneliness, about heat, youth, and how life can change if 'you're lucky enough to be around for it'.

Publisher: Toronto : Bond Street Books, 2012
ISBN: 9780385663731
0385663730
Branch Call Number: F PER NVD
Characteristics: 340 p. ; 21 cm

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lizearlgrey
Mar 09, 2013

Exquisite writing and a great read.

Bunny_Watson716 Nov 14, 2012

An absolutely gorgeous book about the complexities of human relationships. Really lovely writing.

quagga Nov 02, 2012

A beautiful, unsentimental look at the hardships and the rewards that make ordinary lives extraordinary.

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quagga Nov 02, 2012

Dot lay in the children's cabin on a bunk bed, on top of the thin red sleeping bag, sloughed like a cocoon over the foam mattress, yellow and bitten, that covered the plywood bunk base, and she wept over The Little Mermaid and for all her selfishness. When her father returned she would love him with an open heart.

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