AustLit logo
image of person or book cover 2125480373673922512.jpg
Image courtesy of publisher's website.
y separately published work icon The Things We Cannot Say single work   novel  
Issue Details: First known date: 2019... 2019 The Things We Cannot Say
The material on this page is available to AustLit subscribers. If you are a subscriber or are from a subscribing organisation, please log in to gain full access. To explore options for subscribing to this unique teaching, research, and publishing resource for Australian culture and storytelling, please contact us or find out more.

AbstractHistoryArchive Description

'2019 Life changed beyond recognition for Alice when her son, Eddie, was born with autism spectrum disorder. She must do everything to support him, but at what cost to her family? When her cherished grandmother is hospitalised, a hidden box of mementoes reveals a tattered photo of a young man, a tiny leather shoe and a letter. Her grandmother begs Alice to return to Poland to see what became of those she held dearest.

'WWII Alina and Tomasz are childhood sweethearts. The night before he leaves for college, Tomasz proposes marriage. But when their village falls to the Nazis, Alina doesn't know if Tomasz is alive or dead.

'2019 In Poland, separated from her family, Alice begins to uncover the story her grandmother is so desperate to tell, and discovers a love that bloomed in the winter of 1942. As a painful family history comes to light, will the struggles of the past and present finally reach a heartbreaking resolution?

'Inspired by the author's own family history, The Things We Cannot Say unearths a tragic love story and a family secret whose far-reaching effects will alter lives forever.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

Affiliation Notes

  • Writing Disability in Australia

    Type of disability Autism spectrum disorder.
    Type of character Secondary.
    Point of view Third person.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Sydney, New South Wales,: Hachette Australia , 2019 .
      image of person or book cover 2125480373673922512.jpg
      Image courtesy of publisher's website.
      Extent: 1v.p.
      Note/s:
      • Published 26 February 2019.

      ISBN: 9780733639180, 9780733642623, 9780733639197
Last amended 13 Feb 2019 14:07:55
Settings:
  • c
    Australia,
    c
  • c
    Poland,
    c
    Eastern Europe, Europe,
  • 2019
  • 1942
Newspapers:
    Powered by Trove
    X