Thursday, November 5, 2009

The Good Parents by Joan London

Maya de Jong moves to Melbourne as soon as she graduates from high school in her small town in Western Australia. She has an affair with her new boss whose wife is dying. Maya's parents, Jacob and Toni, arrive in Melbourne for a visit but Maya has disappeared. As they try to discover what has happened to their daughter, their history and their own relationships with their parents are revealed.

"When [Maya] was a little girl, the word 'mother' sounded dark and velvety and sheltering, like flowers in the rain. She hated sleeping over at other people's houses. She didn't like to be too far away from Toni." London offers psychological insights into our most intimate relationships in this elegant and evocative novel.

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