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The Year of Falling

Janis Freegard » 8 FREE READ DOWNLOAD Ö eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF » Janis Freegard REVIEW The Year of Falling When the porcelain dolls start turning up on Selina’s doorstep she knows it’s a bad sign Shortly afterwards she embarks on an ill judged affair with a celebrity TV chef Both events and the lies and untold truths at their heart precipitate a spectacular fall from grace for high flying grap Falling falling from grace falling in love falling out of love falling over falling down falling apart the harder you fallso many uotes about falling and they could all apply to the characters in this first novel from Wellington poet and short story writer Janis Freegard Such a clever and simple idea to build a story around The lives in various stages of falling are those of two sisters Selina and Smith Their mother deserted them and their father when Selina was just a toddler and Smith was a teenager Even though their father did the best job he could raising his daughters by himself the absence of their mother has affected both girls in uite diverse ways over the years sinceSelina is now 29 a graphic designer working for an advertising company in Wellington city single living alone in a flat in Brooklyn on the property of her landlady uilla a semi reclusive older woman with her own story to tell Selina is uite frankly a bit of mess She drinks too much is unreliable in her work recently broken up with her boyfriend her much loved father and his wife are in the process of moving to Australia At the same time as porcelain dolls begin turning up on her doorstep she begins an affair with a celebrity chef who not long afterwards disappears Smith being somewhat older that than her sister has never been able to move away from the surrogate role of mothering Selina She has sacrified many opportunities in her life to look after Selina through her various issues and is now living in Takaka in a house bus part of a cooperative community finally having found some peace in her life Ever the carer she is also caring for a young woman who is terminally ill and the woman s nine year old son With all this going on she has taken it upon herself to also try and find her and Selina s mother Selina is the central character in the story and well over half is told in her voice with Smith and uilla in alternating chapters The characterisations are terrific well rounded flawed trying to live a life and hold themselves together We also get to see each character viewed through the eyes of the others which gives uite a different dimension to each woman All three women and the minor characters all felt like real people the likes of Selina could easily be in your workplace and uilla is instantly recognisable as the elderly neighbour living alone keeping an eye on things The locations of the story also feature highly Wellington in particular I enjoyed very much reading about hailing from that city myself I can see the winding streets of Brooklyn the houses perched on the slope down off the road or up steep driveways the bush of the town belt as an ominous and slightly threatening backdrop By contrast the author writes about Takaka in a completely different way the natural beauty of the place comes shining through symbolic of being far better for one s mental and emotional health than Wellington And for a place of complete difference and contrast IcelandThis is a story of searching for one s self trying to identify and then hold onto the important things and finding a place to call home whether it be a physical place or simply in your own head and heart There is hope forgiveness joy and love It is a wonderful story I very much enjoyed reading it I really hope this book gets widely read and promoted because it certainly deserves to

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Janis Freegard » 8 FREE READ DOWNLOAD Ö eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF » Janis Freegard REVIEW The Year of Falling Hic artist SelinaEnter Smith the sister who saved Selina once before But this time Smith’s life is complicated by a small boy called Ragnar and she’s almost too lateJanis Freegard’s novel is a beguiling urban tale that moves from the hills of Brooklyn Wellington to the streets of Icelan This book should come with a warning may be impossible to put down The characters are fantastic I wish I could meet some of them the language is lovely the situations are real and gritty and grittier still and to top it all off it s a wildly gripping yarn

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Janis Freegard » 8 FREE READ DOWNLOAD Ö eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF » Janis Freegard REVIEW The Year of Falling D via Tākaka Packed with characters who hold the reader to the page The year of falling has the strut and gleam of a fairytale while not being afraid of the stuff of flesh and blood that makes people act the way they do A novel to fall into but beware you might find it hard to climb out agai Rich evocative mesmerising


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    DOWNLOAD Ö eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF » Janis Freegard The Year of Falling (PDF) Janis Freegard » 8 FREE READ Falling falling from grace falling in love falling out of love falling over falling down falling apart the harder you fallso many uotes about falling and they could all apply to the characters in this first novel from Well

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    The Year of Falling (PDF) This book feels thoroughly inhabited by it's characters The settings and characters feel real The descriptions of people internal and external allow you to know them in the times described but the reader is given room to wander about in their

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    REVIEW The Year of Falling The Year of Falling (PDF) Janis Freegard » 8 FREE READ This book should come with a warning may be impossible to put down The characters are fantastic I wish I could meet some of them the language is lovely the situations are real and gritty and grittier still and to top it all off it's a wildly gripping yarn

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    The Year of Falling (PDF) Janis Freegard » 8 FREE READ DOWNLOAD Ö eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF » Janis Freegard 35

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    The Year of Falling (PDF) DOWNLOAD Ö eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF » Janis Freegard Rich evocative mesmerising

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    The Year of Falling (PDF) DOWNLOAD Ö eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF » Janis Freegard Janis Freegard » 8 FREE READ I really enjoyed The year of fallingTruth to tell I suspected I might simply because I always ‘heart’ Janis F

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    The Year of Falling (PDF) I think it is the sign of a good writer when you find one of the characters intensely irritating but you still keep reading Luckily there is than one voice in this novel and it slowly becomes apparent what is behind the denial self destructive behavior This novel grew on me and I was cheering for them all in the end

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  • Paperback
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  • The Year of Falling
  • Janis Freegard
  • English
  • 09 October 2020
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