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"Utterly original . . . a remarkable accomplishment."The New York Times on Julia Paradise
"Beautifully written and deeply poignant. One of the most satisfying Australian novels I've read in years."Alex Miller
The Mothers is a book about secrets. It interweaves the lives of three generations of women who learn that it's often the stories we can't tell that shape us and make us who we are. For fans of Colm Tóibín.
Rod Jones's first novel, Julia Paradise (1986), has been translated into ten languages. His other novels,Prince of the Lilies, Billy Sunday, Nightpictures, and Swan Bay, have all won or been shortlisted for major literary awards.