We are giving 15 lucky winners the chance to WIN a copy of Lost & Found by Brooke Davies
Lost & Found by Brooke Davis
A heart-warming debut about finding out what love and life is all about.
Millie Bird (aka Captain Funeral), seven-years old and ever hopeful, always wears red gumboots to match her red, curly hair. Her struggling mother leaves Millie in a local department store and never returns.
Agatha Pantha, eighty-two, has not left her house or spoken to another human being since she was widowed seven years ago. She fills the silences by yelling at passers by, watching loud static on the TV and maintaining a strict daily schedule.
Karl the Touch Typist, eighty-seven, once used his fingers to type out love notes on his wife’s skin. Now he types his words out into the air as he speaks. Karl is moved into a nursing home but in a moment of clarity and joy, he escapes.
A series of events binds the three together on a road trip that takes them from the south coast of WA to Kalgoorlie and along the Nullarbor to the edge of the continent. Millie wants to find her mum. Karl wants to find out how to be a man. And Agatha just wants everything to go back to how it was.
They will discover that old age is not the same as death, that the young can be wise, and that letting yourself experience sadness just might be the key to life.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Brooke Davis grew up in Bellbrae, Victoria, and attempted to write her first novel when she was ten years old. It was genre-busting foray into the inner-workings of a young teenage girl s mind ANNE OF GREEN GABLES meets THE BABY-SITTERS CLUBS meets ARE YOU THERE GOD? IT’S ME, MARGARET titled SUMMER SADNESS. Fortunately it remains unfinished, as she quickly realised she didn t know the first thing about sadness, or being a teenager. Lost & Found is her first proper novel, and she was lucky to write it as part of a PhD at Curtin University in Perth, Western Australia. She still lives there (in Perth, not at university), and is sometimes allowed to work at a very nice bookshop nearby.
Lost & Found is published by Hachette Australia. Visit their website www.hachette.com.au for more information on this book and other good reads!
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