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The corner of your eye / Kate Lyons.

By: Lyons, Kate, 1965-.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Crows Nest, NSW : Allen & Unwin, 2006Description: 346 pages ; 20 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 1741142423 (pbk.).Subject(s): Missing children -- Fiction | Mother and child -- Fiction | Missing persons -- Fiction | Mothers and daughters -- Fiction | Australia -- FictionGenre/Form: Thrillers (Fiction) | Detective and mystery fiction. | General fiction.Online resources: Contributor biographical information | Publisher description
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This compelling novel explores themes of motherhood, guilt, loss, and revenge as Lucy returns to the city where her daughter vanished in hopes of finding her.

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Publishers Weekly Review

In Lyons's dark second novel (following The Water Underneath), Lucy Monaghan's almost-12-year-old daughter, Florence, has disappeared from their scruffy Sydney home. With Flo gone, former punker Lucy has fled the city (without trying to find her) to take refuge with Leo, a fisherman in the south. As the novel opens, Lucy's former companion, Archie, calls Lucy to say he has sent her pictures of Flo that he's unearthed. A teen when Flo was born, Lucy got caught in a cycle of poverty, speed and a violent affair with a local dealer while making a home with sweet but drug-addled Archie. On seeing the photos of Flo, Lucy decides to return to the city with the hope of finding her daughter. Told through a confusing series of flashbacks, the novel slowly adds pieces to the puzzle, leaving the reader ungrounded. Lyons has a gift for metaphor, but extended descriptions of Lucy, Archie and Flo's depressing milieu, and Lucy's deeply internalized first-person, do little to propel the action forward. A host of unlikable characters, an improbable plot line and an abrupt, abortive ending prove insurmountable. (Apr.) Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information.