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by London, Joan.

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TitleThe good parents
Author / Responsible partyLondon, Joan.
GenreAustralian fiction.
TopicsAustralian fiction. Parent and adult child -- Fiction. Missing persons -- Fiction. Melbourne (Vic.) -- Fiction. Victoria -- Melbourne.
Intended AudienceAdult
PublisherVisAbility Ltd.


Maya de Jong, an eighteen-year-old country girl from the West, comes to live in Melbourne and starts an affair with her boss, the enigmatic Maynard Flynn, whose wife is dying of cancer. When Maya's parents, Toni and Jacob, arrive to stay with her, they are told by her housemate that Maya has gone away and no one knows where she is. As Toni and Jacob wait and search for Maya in Melbourne, everything in their lives is brought into question. They recall the yearning and dreams, the betrayals and choices of their pasts - choices with unexpected and irrevocable consequences. With Maya's disappearance, the lives of all those close to her come into focus, to reveal the complexity of the ties that bind us to one another, to parents, children, siblings, friends and lovers. Pacy and enthralling, The Good Parents is at once a vision of contemporary Australia and a story as old as fairytales: that of a runaway girl.

Additional Information

System control numberE14212
Original Print PublisherNorth Sydney, N.S.W. : Random House Australia, 2008.
Narrator NameJane Nolan.
Participant or performer noteJane Nolan.
Narrators GenderFemale narrator