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Elsewhere in Success

by Iris Lavell

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Harry and Louisa look like an ordinary couple. They live in an ordinary house in an ordinary street in a suburb called Success. Harry says it is better to let sleeping dogs lie. But Buster their dog isn’t one for lying still, and even Harry can’t resist digging up the lawnmower he finds buried in the yard. Louisa, too, wishes things would just stay as they are. But sometimes, if you dig a little deeper, past the losses, the secret longings, the broken dreams, you find the most surprising things.

Praise for the Book
‘… each scene is worth rereading.’ The Age

Elsewhere in Success is a brave book …’ The Sydney Morning Herald

‘a beautifully written account of ordinary suburban lives lived in flux, pain and hope’ Chris McLeod

‘… told with compassion and humour … A novel about grief and hope that will make you question whether there is such a thing as ordinary.’ The West Australian

‘It is always a delight to uncover a wonderful piece of debut fiction such as Iris Lavell’s Elsewhere in Success.’ Kill Your Darlings

‘It’s a book that will resonate with many middle-aged Australians …’ Herald Sun

‘Iris writes with skill and deep understanding of people’s endless and internal monologues …’ Subiaco Post

Book Club Reads, Adult Fiction
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Fremantle Press
B+ Format (205 x 138mm)
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