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Everyday Madness

Written by Susan Midalia

Paperback
Price
$29.99

Life sucks when you are a vacuum cleaner-salesman facing redundancy, and your wife of nearly 40 years fills your days and nights with incessant chatter. But when Gloria suddenly and alarmingly stops talking, the silence is more than 59-year Bernard can bear. In desperation, Bernard turns to his ex–daughter-in-law for help. Meg has issues of her own, and her bright and funny daughter Ella sometimes wonders if her mum is trying so hard to keep her safe it stops them both from spreading their wings. Will Meg’s suspicious nature thwart her chance encounter with the kindly but engimatic Hal? And is there still hope for Bernard and Gloria on the other side of silence?

PRAISE FOR THE BOOK

‘A poignant portrait of suffering within marriage and the ties that bind: wise, witty and humane.’ Gail Jones

‘An engrossing, moving and beautifully observed story of marriage, family
and forgiveness.’ Josephine Wilson

Properties
ISBN 9781760990091 (Paperback)
Formats B+ Format (208 x 140mm) (Paperback)
Categories Coming Soon
Book Club Reads
Fiction
Publisher Fremantle Press
Edition 1st
Publication Year 2021
Pages 280
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    Susan Midalia

    Susan Midalia is the author of three short story collections, all shortlisted for major Australian literary awards: A History of the Beanbag, An Unknown Sky and Feet to the Stars. Her debut novel The Art of Persuasion was published in 2018. She also works as a freelance editor, mentor and workshop facilitator, and has had articles published on contemporary Australian women’s fiction in national and international journals. Read more