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Careless is a 2006 novel by Australian author Deborah Robertson.[1]

Careless
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AuthorDeborah Robertson
CountryAustralia
LanguageEnglish
GenreNovel
PublisherVintage Books, Australia
Publication date
2006
Media typePrint (Paperback)
Pages293 pp
ISBN978-0-330-42235-2
OCLC224695918

DedicationEdit

"For my brothers, Scott and Tony."

Plot summaryEdit

The novel follows the lives of four protagonists - Pearl, Anna, Sonia and Adam - who have all been touched by grief and despair. Suffering alone they are all drawn together by a tragic event.

AwardsEdit

References may be found on the individual award pages.

ReviewsEdit

Rachel Slater in Australian Women's Book Review noted: "Death and grief are central to this novel, and in particular the concept of public versus private grief and the questions around how art can deal with a subject of such magnitude...Careless offers an intimate yet shared portrayal of grief in all its complexities and reminds us that our promises of care can never really be kept."[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ [v National Library of Australia - Careless by Deborah Robertson]
  2. ^ Impac 2008 Longlist Archived May 3, 2009, at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ "The (Un)recovered" by Rachel Slater, Australian Women's Book Review, Vol. 20, No. 1, 2008