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    The Truth & Addy Loest
    The Truth & Addy Loest
    Truth is not a destination - it's a magical ride. Addy Loest is harbouring a secret - several, in fact. Dedicated overthinker, frockaholic and hard-partyer, she's been doing all she can to avoid the truth for quite some time. A working-class girl raised between the Port Kembla Steelworks and the surf of the Illawarra coast, Addy is a fish out of water at the prestigious University of Sydney. She's also the child of German immigrants, and her broken-hearted widower dad won't tell her anything about her family's tragic past. But it's 1985, a time of all kinds of excess, from big hair to big misogyny, and distractions are easy. Distractions, indeed, are Addy's best skill - until one hangover too many leads her to meet a particular frock and a particular man, each of whom will bring all her truths hurtling home. Told with Kim Kelly's incomparable warmth and wit, The Truth & Addy Loest is a magical trip through shabby-chic inner-city Sydney, a tale of music and moonlight, literature and love - and of discovering the only story that really matters is the one you write for yourself. Praise for Kim Kelly 'Consummate storytelling.' - Tracy Sorensen, The Lucky Galah 'alive, full-hearted and shimmering with hope' - Belinda Castles, Bluebottle 'an author who writes with such a striking sense of atmosphere and sublime instinct' - Theresa Smith Writes 'It is uplifting to know that there are people who can write like this, with clarity, a bit of devilment and a hint of a smile.' - Canberra Times 'marvellous depth and authenticity based on some impressive research, and her characters, plot and fluid prose draw the reader into this world' - Daily Telegraph 'colourful, evocative and energetic' - Sydney Morning Herald 'told with wit, warmth and courage' - Kylie Mason, The Newtown Review of Books 'Kim writes like no one else, with a depth of skill few authors achieve.' - Kelly Rimmer, The Things We Cannot Say 'a literary page-turner ... Kim Kelly is a talented and courageous story-teller' - Cassie Hamer, The End of Cuthbert Close
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    Book Author
    Kim Kelly
    Genre Fiction
    Binding
    PERFECT BINDING (PAPERBACK)
    Format
    Large Print 16 Pt Edition (Standard Large Print)
    ISBN
    9780369364722
    Publisher
    Jazz Monkey Publications
    Age Range
    General
    Approximate delivery

    UP TO 30 DAYS (?)

    Publication Date
    19-Apr-2021

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