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Longleg William Badger a boy growing up in post war Australia is taken by his beautiful and alarmingly inattentive mother for what she says is to be a lovely seaside holiday She brings him to a working clas

  • Title: Longleg
  • Author: Glenda Adams
  • ISBN: 9780943433097
  • Page: 312
  • Format: Paperback
  • William Badger, a boy growing up in post war Australia, is taken by his beautiful and alarmingly inattentive mother for what she says is to be a lovely seaside holiday She brings him to a working class boardinghouse by the sea, and as he has feared she will she abandons him there, promising to return as soon as she can Days pass The reader is certain as certain as tWilliam Badger, a boy growing up in post war Australia, is taken by his beautiful and alarmingly inattentive mother for what she says is to be a lovely seaside holiday She brings him to a working class boardinghouse by the sea, and as he has feared she will she abandons him there, promising to return as soon as she can Days pass The reader is certain as certain as the boy is, though he denies it to himself and the other boarders that she will never come back The terror doesn t last long, and William is reunited with his mother and father, but every small detail of the awful holiday stays with William, echoing and re echoing in a multitude of ways right into adulthood Nothing in Longleg occurs just once As in a fairy tale, everything happens several times, each time in a different way each time the magic formula is invoked, the result is different Several events and images reappear over and over like musical phrases, inverted or abridged or varied.

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    About "Glenda Adams"

    1. Glenda Adams

      Glenda Emilie Adams n e Felton 30 December 1939 11 July 2007 was an Australian novelist and short story writer, probably best known as the winner of the 1987 Miles Franklin Award for Dancing on Coral She was a teacher of creative writing, and helped develop writing programs.Adams work is found in her own books and short story collections, in numerous short story anthologies, and in journals and magazines.Her essays, stories and articles have been published in, among other magazines, Meanjin, The New York Times Book Review, Panorama, Quadrant, Southerly, Westerly, The Sydney Morning Herald, The London Observer and The Village Voice.

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    1. I nearly gave up on this book but persevered and am glad that I did. William Badger's flighty mother, Rose, announces that she's taking 10 year old William on holiday while Dadda, his much older father, looks after things at home. When they arrive at the boarding house in Manly, Rose promptly leaves. This experience leaves William with unanswered questions and, as he grows older, shape his view of the world in general, and women in particular.This is a well written book and while it seemed somew [...]


    2. Well, thankfully it got better. I struggled at first with this and honestly, although the story flowed more smoothly as it went along and I enjoyed it, I am still a little confused. This is the story of a boy with a seemingly crazy mother and how their relationship effects his encounters with women for the rest of his life. The book is separated into parts, the first and last parts deal with the boy and and his mother and the other parts are accounts of three different relationships the boy (now [...]



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