Parting Words by Cass Moriarty

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A much-awaited second novel that asks: how well do we really know our parents?

Daniel Whittaker has left some unusual instructions in his will: in order for his three children to collect their generous inheritance, they must hand-deliver letters addressed to strangers from their father’s past. Who are these people and what was their significance to Daniel?

For his eldest son, Richard, there are hidden motives for his impatience to settle the will. His sister Evonne is still hurting from decades of her parents’ disapproval. The youngest sibling, Kelly, believes she knew her father best.

As Daniel’s children carry out his last wishes, each of them must confront their entrenched ideas about their father, and reconsider their own lives. What they discover is beyond anything they imagined.

Cass Moriarty
Cass Moriarty lives and writes in Brisbane. Her debut novel, The Promise Seed, was longlisted for the 2017 International Dublin Literary Award, and shortlisted for the 2016 People’s Choice category and the 2013 Emerging Queensland Author category in the Queensland Literary Awards.

She has a Bachelor of Business Communication degree from Queensland University of Technology, and has worked in public relations, advertising and marketing. She and her husband have six children.

ISBN:
9780702259531
Category:
Contemporary fiction
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
28-08-2017
Publisher:
University of Queensland Press
Country of origin:
Australia
Pages:
256
Dimensions (mm):
229x152x24mm
Weight:
0.34kg