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Finding Jasper

Author(s): Lynne Leonhardt

Location(s): Perth, Western Australia

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): 1950s

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It is 1956, and twelve-year old Gin has arrived at the family farm, ‘Grasswood’, in the South West of Western Australia. She has been left in the care of her lively, idiosyncratic aunt, Attie, while her mother, an English war bride, returns home for a holiday. Gin is the youngest of three generations of very different women, whose lives are profoundly affected by the absence of Jasper: son, brother, husband, father. A fixed point in all their lives is the landscape, layered with beauty and fear, challenge and consolation, isolation and freedom.

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This is so ‘Perth’ of the 50s, I lived through it and it really rings true – Edna Coran –

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