Romy Ash’s début novel, Floundering, sits comfortably in the realm of Australian realism. It depicts the travails of a dysfunctional and impoverished family as they make their way across the country during a scorching Australian summer. Tom and Jordy, young brothers, live with their grandparents following their abandonment by their mother, Loretta. Twelve months later Loretta returns, just as peremptorily as she left. She removes the children and heads west to a place where she hopes they will be able to live happily together.
Sky Kirkham reviews 'Floundering' by Romy Ash
by Romy Ash
Text Publishing, $27.95 pb, 224 pp, 9781921922084
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Sky Kirkham is the producer and host of The Book Club, on 4ZZZ FM and the Community Radio Network. He has been a guest at BWF and NYWF, appeared on Big Ideas on ABC1, and contributes regularly to The Music.
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