Love in the Years of Lunacy

Mandy Sayer
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A moving, tender and compelling story of forbidden love set amid the devastation of war from the award-winning author of Dreamtime Alice.

Sydney, 1942. Pearl is eighteen, beautiful and impetuous. She plays saxophone in an all-girl jazz band at the Trocadero and occasionally sits in on underground gigs with her twin brother Martin, who also plays the sax. On one such evening black GI and jazz legend James Washington blows into her life, and nothing is ever the same again, especially not Pearl. A love story begins to unfold against the blacked-out nights and rumour-filled days of a city in the grip of war.

But public events are closing in on Pearl's private world. When James is shipped out to fight in New Guinea, she hatches a breathtaking plan to reunite with him. And then all hell breaks loose.

Moving, tender and audaciously original, Love in the Years of Lunacy is a love story with a haunting jazz soundtrack and a war story like no other.

Author bio:

Mandy Sayer won the Australian-Vogel Award in 1989 for her novel Mood Indigo. She has written five works of fiction, edited one anthology (with another due for publication later this year), and written two memoirs, Dreamtime Alice, which won the 2000 National Biography Award and Velocity, which won the Age Non-Fiction Prize. She lives in Sydney.

Category: Fiction
ISBN: 9781742373379
Awards: Winner, 60th Annual Book Design Awards 2012, Best Designed Fiction 0
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Imprint: Allen & Unwin
Pub Date: May 2011
Page Extent: 320
Format: Paperback - C format
Age: 0 - 0
Subject: Fiction & related items

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