There Was Still Love

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A Tender Story About Families: Read an Extract From There Was Still Love by Favel Parrett

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23 October 2019

A Tender Story About Families: Read an Extract From There Was Still Love by Favel Parrett

    Transports the Reader to Another Time: Read a review of There Was Still Love by Favel Parrett

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    22 October 2019

    Transports the Reader to Another Time: Read a review of There Was Still Love by Favel Parrett

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      There Was Still Love
      Author
      Favel Parrett
      Publisher
      Hachette
      Genre
      Australian Fiction
      Released
      24 September, 2019

      Synopsis

      The profoundly moving new novel from the critically acclaimed and Miles Franklin shortlisted author of PAST THE SHALLOWS and WHEN THE NIGHT COMES. A tender and masterfully told story of memory, family and love.Prague, 1938: Eva flies down the street from her sister. Suddenly a man steps out, a man wearing a hat. Eva runs into him, hits the pavement hard. His hat is in the gutter. His anger slaps Eva, but his hate will change everything, as war forces so many lives into small, brown suitcases.Prague, 1980: No one sees Ludek. A young boy can slip right under the heavy blanket that covers this city - the fear cannot touch him. Ludek is free. And he sees everything. The world can do what it likes. The world can go to hell for all he cares because Babi is waiting for him in the warm flat. His whole world.Melbourne, 1980: Mala Li ka's grandma holds her hand as they climb the stairs to their third floor flat. Inside, the smell of warm pipe tobacco and homemade cakes. Here, Mana and Bill have made a life for themselves and their granddaughter. A life imbued with the spirit of Prague and the loved ones left behind.Favel Parrett's deep emotional insight and stellar literary talent shine through in this love letter to the strong women who bind families together, despite dislocation and distance. It is a tender and beautifully told story of memory, family and love. Because there is still love. No matter what.
      Favel Parrett
      About the author

      Favel Parrett

      In 2011, Favel Parrett's career was launched with the critically-acclaimed and award-winning debut Past the Shallows. A heart-breaking novel, it was sold internationally, shortlisted in the prestigious Miles Franklin Award and won the Dobbie Literary Award. Favel herself won the ABIA Newcomer of the Year Award in 2012. Her latest novel is When the Night Comes (2014).

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