Secondhand. Good condition. Wear to book corners. Light foxing on top foredge. Book is clean and binding is very good.
When William Badger is ten years old his mother Rose takes him to a boarding house in Manly - Seven Miles from Sydney and a Thousand Miles from Care. Left there, abandoned by the glorious Rose, who once danced and twirled on her little pointy shoes, William sits in the hedge and waits for her return. But the Rose he longs for never returns; the mother who comes back is much too angry to twirl. the only clue William has to this bewildering change is the name on a document he sees on the dining room sideboard: Longleg, the perfect name for an imaginary friend, or an alter ego... In this imaginative tour de force, Miles Franklin award winner Glenda Adams explores with tenderness and grace the life of a man who seems destined to find his mother in all other women.