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Past the Shallows

by Favel Parrett

Past the Shallows
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    Apr 2014, 272 pages

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Secrets and a dark sense of foreboding lurk under the surface of this moving tale about three brothers struggling to make peace with the past.

Sibling relationships are interesting to ponder. The connection has the potential for being one of the most enduring — and yet, offers no choice regarding its inception. There are no guarantees that siblings will be compatible or have similar interests. There could be an enormous age and maturity divide, and yet you are expected to work together. Even if you might not have anything else in common, a brother or sister understands your strengths and weaknesses. Siblings are likely to know your trigger points for both joy and despair. And even if you are headed in different directions, they know best where you have come from.

Past the Shallows introduces us to three brothers living on the coast of southern Tasmania with their volatile father, an abalone fisherman. Nineteen year-old Joe, the oldest, has left home and plans to leave town completely. Miles, although only thirteen, is ...

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