Foal's Bread by Gillian Mears

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...Mears's account of a terrible illness never becomes self-pitying or sentimental, while her galloping prose thrums to the rhythm of some perfectly constructed sentences
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The long-awaited new novel from the award-winning author of The Grass Sister tells the story of two generations of the Nancarrow family and the high-jumping horse circuit prior to the Second World War. A love story of impossible beauty and sadness, it is also a chronicle of dreams 'turned inside out', and miracles that never last, framed against a world both tender and unspeakably hard.
 

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Published November 1, 2011 by Allen & Unwin. 376 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Reviewed by Alfred Hickling on May 11 2012

...Mears's account of a terrible illness never becomes self-pitying or sentimental, while her galloping prose thrums to the rhythm of some perfectly constructed sentences

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Reviewed by STEPHANIE CROSS on Apr 14 2012

Dappled with fast-moving light and shade, occasionally swelling with romance, Foal's Bread is too bubblingly vibrant to grow sentimental, the tangy vernacular of its cast a delight, the blood, sweat and saddle soap pungently rendered.

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