The Unexpected Elements of Love
Janet is a TV weather presenter. Sometimes she'll admit to liking the adrenalin and modest celebrity of the nightly news. Other times she wonders if she really can have it all. Her young son Harry's behaviour is increasingly unpredictable and her husband complains that their marriage is drying up. Like the content of her forecasts, Janet's life feels out of control. Roy is scared of the weather, too. An acclaimed sculptor, he is working on the biggest commission of his life, and when he feels the first splinterings of dementia he knows he's got to make it count. His devoted wife Beth can't bear to witness his deterioration, but what can she do in the face of these darkening clouds? Tracing the high-pressure zones of life, The Unexpected Elements of Love reveals a compelling portrait of how we live now, under a common sky.
- Paperback | 264 pages
- 131 x 197 x 20mm | 252g
- 03 Sep 2007
- Penguin Books Australia
- Hawthorn, Australia
About Kate Legge
Kate Legge is an award-winning journalist who has covered politics and social affairs in Australia and the United States. She edited The Australian's Review of Books in 1997 and now writes for The Weekend Australian Magazine. She is married with two children and lives in Melbourne. The Unexpected Elements of Love is her first novel. It was longlisted for the Miles Franklin Literary Award.