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'Angel is surrounded by dangers; her fragile hold on life weakened by the violence of a client and her spiralling drug habit.

'Faith is a born outsider who has an intense commitment to saving Angel due to unresolved events in her own wild life - an eccentric upbringing by a communist aunt, her roller-coaster career as a famous singer, passionate love affairs and the fate of her beloved daughter.

'FAITH SINGER both chronicles the powerful friendship between them and celebrates the life of an extraordinary woman and the city she lives in.'

Source: Publisher's blurb (Kindle ed.).

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Unit Suitable For

AC: Senior Secondary (Literature Unit 3)

Themes

belonging, drug addiction, family, friendship, hardship, homelessness, love, resilience, social responsibility, the changing nature of family

General Capabilities

Critical and creative thinking, Ethical understanding, Personal and social

Notes

  • Dedication: For Marilyn with love and gratitude

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Rydalmere, Parramatta area, Sydney, New South Wales,: Sceptre , 2001 .
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      Extent: 327p.
      ISBN: 0733613977, 0733615155
    • Auckland, Auckland (Region), North Island,
      c
      New Zealand,
      c
      Pacific Region,
      :
      Vintage ,
      2001 .
      Extent: 260p.
      ISBN: 1869414667
    • Sydney, New South Wales,: Hachette Australia , 2011 .
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      Extent: 336p.p.
      Note/s:
      • Ebook only.
      ISBN: 9780733628900 (ebook)

Other Formats

  • Also sound recording.

Works about this Work

[Essay] : Faith Singer Georgia Blain , 2013 single work essay
— Appears in: Reading Australia 2013-;

'These are the words of Faith Singer, a whisky-drinking, parsley-chewing (to hide the smell), white-haired blues singer who has enough heart, courage, honesty and failings to make her one of the most unforgettable characters of Australian writing. Faith’s words, towards the end of the book, capture the wisdom of a novel that is about the importance of compassion, truth, love and maintaining faith in humanity in all its mess, chaos, tenderness and brutality. It is a voice that is vivid and authentic, coming from a woman that I am reluctant to call a character – she is more akin to a living being; the kind of person that we all need in our lives.' (Introduction)

Untitled Alison Bartlett , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: JAS Review of Books , March no. 13 2003;

— Review of Faith Singer Rosie Scott , 2001 single work novel
Coming and Going : A Literature of Place - Australian Fiction 2001-2002 Shirley Walker , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: Westerly , November vol. 47 no. 2002; (p. 38-51)

— Review of Gould's Book of Fish: A Novel in Twelve Fish Richard Flanagan , 2001 single work novel ; A Child's Book of True Crime Chloe Hooper , 2002 single work novel ; Gilgamesh : A Novel Joan London , 2001 single work novel ; The City of Sealions Eva Sallis , 2002 single work novel ; Cafe Scheherazade Arnold Zable , 2001 single work novel ; The Architect : A Tale John Scott , 2001 single work novel ; An Innocent Gentleman Elizabeth Jolley , 2001 single work novel ; The Fog Garden Marion Halligan , 2001 single work novel ; Faith Singer Rosie Scott , 2001 single work novel ; The Blind Eye Georgia Blain , 2001 single work novel ; The Bone Flute N. A. Bourke , 2001 single work novel ; Bitin' Back Vivienne Cleven , 2001 single work novel ; Dirt Music Tim Winton , 2001 single work novel
The Novel of Good Intentions Margaret Henderson , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Women's Book Review , vol. 13 no. 2 2002;

— Review of Faith Singer Rosie Scott , 2001 single work novel
Little Tragedies Christopher Bantick , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , August no. 233 2001; (p. 49-50)

— Review of Faith Singer Rosie Scott , 2001 single work novel
[Untitled] Stephen Nicholas , 2000- single work review
— Appears in: CrossLines

— Review of Faith Singer Rosie Scott , 2001 single work novel
Untitled Alison Bartlett , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: JAS Review of Books , March no. 13 2003;

— Review of Faith Singer Rosie Scott , 2001 single work novel
Imprecisions, but Faith Overcomes Ceridwen Spark , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 4 August 2001; (p. 18)

— Review of Faith Singer Rosie Scott , 2001 single work novel
New Story, Old Dilemmas Cath Hart , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 25 August 2001; (p. 6)

— Review of Faith Singer Rosie Scott , 2001 single work novel
Blade of Hope for the Junkies' Plight Peter Pierce , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 8-9 September 2001; (p. 11)

— Review of Faith Singer Rosie Scott , 2001 single work novel
Touched by an Angel Jenny Tabakoff , 2001 single work biography
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 18-19 August 2001; (p. 6)
[Essay] : Faith Singer Georgia Blain , 2013 single work essay
— Appears in: Reading Australia 2013-;

'These are the words of Faith Singer, a whisky-drinking, parsley-chewing (to hide the smell), white-haired blues singer who has enough heart, courage, honesty and failings to make her one of the most unforgettable characters of Australian writing. Faith’s words, towards the end of the book, capture the wisdom of a novel that is about the importance of compassion, truth, love and maintaining faith in humanity in all its mess, chaos, tenderness and brutality. It is a voice that is vivid and authentic, coming from a woman that I am reluctant to call a character – she is more akin to a living being; the kind of person that we all need in our lives.' (Introduction)

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