In 1928 Sydney, Australia, an Irish school girl finds new hope, after polio and personal tragedy, while playing cello in a string quartet. aThe authoras ab love for and extensive knowledge of music, fine arts and literature shines througha ... aThe landscapes are vast and vivid, the seasons sensory and real, and the emotional journey heart-wrenching.a ... asome of the most profound considerations on the meaning of suffering and understanding others, making allowances for their faultsa - GoodReadingGuide.com Publisher description: Australia promised a fresh start for Lucy Straughan and her father when they fled war-torn Ireland. Instead, Lucy was stricken by polio. Having mastered the cello during her prolonged confinement, Lucy is now fifteen, lonely and full of questions. Suddenly she is thrust into a string quartet and meets quixotic Della Sotheby, hot-headed Pim Connolly and precocious Phoebe Raye. The experience transforms each of their lives as they forge friendships and share not a few family secrets. Set against the vivid background of 1920s Sydney, A Distant Prospect is an intimate, hilarious and ultimately deeply moving coming-of-age adventure told with a touch of poetry by a quintessentially Irish narrator.a#39;And come Easter time I forget how good it is to smoke some. Moladh le Dia!a#39; He relaxed back in his chair and took his first ... a#39;Do you remember your Uncail RuaidhrAs and the farm, Luighseach?a#39; a#39;Aye, how could I forget Uncail RuaidhrAs, Daid?
|Title||:||A Distant Prospect|
|Publisher||:||Distant Prospect Publishing - 2012-12-08|