Holier Than Thou

Holier Than Thou

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'What do you want, Hol?' Abby looks into my eyes. 'I . I want to know that I'm using my powers for good and -' 'You want to make a dead man proud.' 'Whoa!' 'You want to put bandages over severed arteries that really need to be sewn shut. You want the moral high ground.'

Holly Yarkov has a boyfriend who is a gift from the universe. She has a job that fulfils her even as it wears her down. She has a dangerously appealing co-worker, who literally plays with fire. And she has a layer of steel around her heart that is beginning to tarnish. Just as she is reaching for a future she can't quite see, Holly finds her present invaded by the past, by memories of her father's death and of her once best friend, the boy-who-never-was.

Grief and longing run like veins of quicksilver through this beautiful novel, which is at once gloriously funny and achingly sad.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 300 pages
  • 128 x 198 x 24mm | 265g
  • Sydney, Australia
  • 1741759986
  • 9781741759983
  • 2,117,613

About Laura Buzo

Laura Buzo is a social worker with a young daughter. Her first novel, Good Oil, was published in 2010 and was shortlisted for the Prime Minister's Literary Award. This is her second novel.
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307 ratings
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