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Published: 2020
No of Pages: 166
RRP: 29.95 (print) Ebook: 14.95
Dimensions: 153x234 mm
ISBN Print: 978-0-6485233-2-1
ISBN E-Pub: 978-0-6485233-4-5
ISBN PDF: 978-0-6485233-3-8

Mother Tongue

What does it mean when the identity out of which one builds a life turns out to be a lie? What is the impact on one’s self and those one loves? Mother Tongue emerges from the fires of shocking loss, betrayal and grief-tested love.

“Mother Tongue is a profound and moving novel that asks complex questions with such crystal clarity they seem simple. Are we formed by our genes? Our history? Or do we make ourselves? How do we lose each other? More importantly: how do we find each other?” Sophie Cunningham

“Mother Tongue is a tender and sensitive story about family secrets, loss and recovery from loss; a wise and lyrical meditation on the nature of love.” Gail Jones


About the Author

Joyce Kornblatt

Joyce Kornblatt lives and writes in the Blue Mountains NSW. An American-born novelist who moved to Australia in 2003, she is the author of four well-reviewed novels — Nothing to Do with Love, Breaking Bread, White Water and The Reason for Wings — which have been published in the US, England, France, Denmark and Germany. Her short stories, essays and book reviews have appeared in publications such as The Atlantic Monthly, The New York Times,The Washington Post, Georgia Review, Iowa Review and The Sydney Morning Herald. She has received an O. Henry Short Story Award, grants in the US from the National Endowment for the Arts, and a summer-long residency at the D.H....

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