A tragic event at her summer day camp changes eight-year-old Pearl’s life forever and brings her closer to two strangers - Sonia, who is learning to live alone in the suburbs without her husband; and Adam, a young sculptor whose art tries to make sense of mortality. Timely in its references to the post-9/11 world and moving in its restrained exploration of the ways we struggle with grief and try to memorialize the dead, Careless will resonate with readers everywhere as a story about contemporary violence, family, and human connection.
Deborah Robertson (1959) is an Australian novelist, poet and journalist. She was born in Bridgetown, Western Australia and completed a degree in Creative Writing at the Curtin University of Technology. She currently teaches in the Department of English and Comparative Literature at Murdoch University.
“Stunning…Robertson’s writing is beautiful, poetic and heartfelt. She explores, most tenderly, the self-discovery that can come with bereavement.”
— Times (U.K.)
Publication Date: February 8, 2008
trim size: 9 x 6 x 0.8