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Summary

Frank and Leon are two men from different times, discovering that sometimes all you learn from your parents' mistakes is how to make different ones of your own. Frank is trying to escape his troubled past by running away to his family's beach shack. As he struggles to make friends with his neighbours and their precocious young daughter, Sal, he discovers the community has fresh wounds of its own. A girl is missing, and when Sal too disappears, suspicion falls on Frank. Decades earlier, Leon tries to hold together his family's cake shop as their suburban life crumbles in the aftermath of the Korean War. When war breaks out again, Leon must go from sculpting sugar figurines to killing young men as a conscript in the Vietnam War.

©2009 Evie Wyld (P)2012 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd, published in the UK by Random House Audiobooks

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After The Book a warm glow

If you could sum up After the Fire, a Still Small Voice in three words, what would they be?

Aussie seeks redemption

Who was your favorite character and why?

Sal, because she was beautifully described. And was the "angel" of the piece.

Which scene did you most enjoy?

Franks accidental swim with the shark.

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Wanna a beer?

Any additional comments?

Very Australian , very good. Look forward to her next book. hope it wont be long.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful