More than a love story, this is a bold, confronting book about friendship, love, sex and identity at the heart of Australia, where black and white, bush and city collide. She stole a look at the man in the driver's seat. Sometimes, Jay seemed as familiar as her own self. Other times he was as different as another language.Cathy arrives in Alice Springs from cattle country, looking for a new way to live. But new is a serious challenge for a girl who's used to being measured by her actions, not her feelings. Feelings are slippery, like water. Hard to hold onto.
Jay is working for the local radio station, far from his own saltwater people, wary of this no-water country. He's searching for something, trying to survive.
Margie is a wild city girl, up for a good time, confronted by a world she's never known and a friend she can't always understand.
When lives collide at the heart of the country, no one stays unchanged.
About the Author:
Meme McDonald is a highly regarded and successful author of a number of books, including several with Boori Monty Pryor. Meme and Boori's books all deal with Aboriginal themes and many have been shortlisted for awards. The Binna Binna Man was awarded three prizes in the 2000 NSW Premier's Awards including Book of the Year. In total, Meme's books have won six major literary awards.
Review: Love Like Water explores the challenges that face couples from mixed races and different worlds, and the true nature within.
Allen & Unwin
Author: Meme McDonald
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