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The boy under the table / Nicole Trope.

By: Trope, Nicole.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Crows Nest, N.S.W. : Allen & Unwin, 2012Description: 271 p. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9781742379272.Subject(s): Grief -- Fiction | Australian fiction | Prostitution -- Fiction | Cootamundra Region (N.S.W.) -- FictionDDC classification: A823.4 Summary: Tina is a scared young woman barely existing on the streets of Kings Cross. Forced into prostitution to survive, one cold night she breaks all her rules by agreeing to go home with a customer. What she finds in his house will change her life forever. Sarah and Doug are frozen in grief on their farm in Cootamundra, unable to come to terms with the tragedy that has taken over their lives. Pete is the local police sergeant, powerless to stop the slow death of a treasured local family, knowing the odds of their prayers being answered. Every day brings a fresh hell for each of them. Told from the alternating points of view of Tina, Sarah, Doug and Pete, The Boy Under the Table is gritty, shocking, moving and, ultimately, filled with hope. A harrowing glimpse into the real world behind the headlines, this is a novel of immense power and compassion, one which will not fail to move all who read it.
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Default Deer Park Library (DIY)
Fiction TROP Available I7358616
Default Sunshine Library
Fiction TROP Available I7358624
Default Keilor Library (DIY)
Fiction TROP Available I7371266
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Tina is a scared young woman barely existing on the streets of Kings Cross. Forced into prostitution to survive, one cold night she breaks all her rules by agreeing to go home with a customer. What she finds in his house will change her life forever. Sarah and Doug are frozen in grief on their farm in Cootamundra, unable to come to terms with the tragedy that has taken over their lives. Pete is the local police sergeant, powerless to stop the slow death of a treasured local family, knowing the odds of their prayers being answered. Every day brings a fresh hell for each of them. Told from the alternating points of view of Tina, Sarah, Doug and Pete, The Boy Under the Table is gritty, shocking, moving and, ultimately, filled with hope. A harrowing glimpse into the real world behind the headlines, this is a novel of immense power and compassion, one which will not fail to move all who read it.

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