A Small Free Kiss in the Dark

Glenda Millard

A Small Free Kiss in the Dark
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A Small Free Kiss in the Dark

Glenda Millard

Skip’s an outsider, a quiet observer. He draws pictures to make sense of the world. He’s never fitted in. So he takes to the streets. Life there may be hard, but it’s better than the one he’s left, especially when he teams up with old Billy. Then come the bombs which leave little Max in his care, and also Tia, the sad dancer, with her sweet baby, Sixpence. Scavenging for food, living on love and imagination…how long can Skip’s fragile new family hold out as war grips the city?

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War hits Melbourne and a young homeless boy and an old homeless man become the core for a ramshackle family trying to survive. The humanity of people who have nothing is the essence of this book and the poignancy of damaged people who can still give emotionally and materially is central to the story. Beautifully written and sensitively told, I strongly urge you to read it. For ages 12 and up.

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