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Issue Details: First known date: 2019... 2019 Allegra in Three Parts
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'I can split myself in two... something I have to do because of Joy and Matilde. They are my grandmothers and I love them both and they totally love me but they can't stand each other.

'Eleven-year-old Allegra shuttles between her grandmothers who live next door to one another but couldn't be more different. Matilde works all hours and instils discipline, duty and restraint. She insists that Allegra focus on her studies to become a doctor.

'Meanwhile free-spirited Joy is full of colour, possibility and emotion, storing all her tears in little glass bottles. She is riding the second wave of the women's movement in the company of her penny tortoise, Simone de Beauvoir, encouraging Ally to explore broad horizons and live her 'true essence'.

'Allegra is left to orbit these three worlds wishing they loved her a little less and liked each other a lot more. Until one day the unspoken tragedy that's created this division explodes within the person they all cherish most.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Sydney, New South Wales,: Pan Macmillan Australia , 2019 .
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      Extent: 302p.
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      • Published 28 May 2019.

      ISBN: 9781760781712

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Works about this Work

Suzanne Daniel : Allegra in Three Parts Sally Nimon , 2019 single work essay
— Appears in: The Newtown Review of Books , July 2019;

— Review of Allegra in Three Parts Suzanne Daniel , 2019 single work novel

'The adults seem determined to make the world a baffling place for Allegra. Suzanne Daniel brings the 1970s to life in this debut novel.' (Introduction)

Suzanne Daniel : Allegra in Three Parts Sally Nimon , 2019 single work essay
— Appears in: The Newtown Review of Books , July 2019;

— Review of Allegra in Three Parts Suzanne Daniel , 2019 single work novel

'The adults seem determined to make the world a baffling place for Allegra. Suzanne Daniel brings the 1970s to life in this debut novel.' (Introduction)

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