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Top 40 Book Club : Top 40 Book Club Reads 2016
BOOK CLUB READS Top 40 2016 13 FICTION FICTION Last Day in the Dynamite Factory Annah Faulkner There has never been any secret about the fact that Chris Bright was adopted. A heritage architect practicing in Brisbane, his life is predictable – possibly even boring. After the death of his adoptive mother, Jo, Chris discovers from her journal that the identity of his father – denied across the years – has been known all along. The revelation that he has in fact been lied to impels him to seek out the full story. He steps back from his work and his marriage, and escapes to the beach where his cousin died many years before. It’s there that Chris runs into Rober ta, an encounter that sharpens his regret about the course of his life. She, however, clarifies the importance of embracing his past, in all its light and shade – a lesson he has gleaned from his conservation work but has been unable to apply to his relationships. Chris pursues the ‘what-if-I-had-made-different-decisions’ and the introspective convolutions we all go through before reaching his own conclusion about his future. Borrow the e-book now
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