Better luck next time

Better luck next time
Hilton, Kate, 1972-
  • Item Type: Book - XX(1766256.2)
  • Published: 2020
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Description

It isn’t easy being related to a feminist icon, especially when she's celebrating the greatest moment of her storied career. Just ask the daughters of Lydia Hennessey, who could have it all if only they'd stop self-destructing. Mariana, the eldest, is on the verge of throwing away a distinguished reputation in journalism, along with her marriage. Nina, the middle daughter, has returned from a medical mission overseas as a changed woman but won't discuss it with anyone. And Beata, the youngest, has a hostile teenaged son who just discovered the existence of a father who didn't know about him either. Meanwhile, their cousin Zoe is making divorce look like a death match, while her brother, Zack, is grappling with the fallout from his popular television dramedy, which is based far too closely on Lydia herself. It might be easier to find their paths if they could step out of Lydia's shadow but the biggest women's march in history is underway, and Lydia and her family are at the centre of it. Over the course of an eventful year, the Hennessey children contend with the big struggles of midlife: aging parents, raging teens, crumbling marriages and bodies, new loves and the choice between playing it safe or taking life-altering risks. And as they inch toward a new definition of happiness, they might even persuade their parents, and themselves, that they're all grown up.

Related Subjects

Families--Fiction.
Dysfunctional families--Fiction.
Mothers and daughters--Fiction.
Sisters and brothers--Fiction.
Parent and adult child--Fiction.
Feminism--Fiction.
Feminists--Fiction.
Feminists--Family relationships--Fiction.

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ISBN:

9781760878085 (paperback)

Personal Author:

Hilton, Kate, 1972-

Title:

Better luck next time / Kate Hilton.

Publication Info:

Crows Nest, New South Wales : Allen & Unwin, 2020.

Publication Info:

©2020

Physical description:

355 pages ; 24 cm

Content Type:

text

Media Type:

unmediated

Carrier Type:

volume

General Note:

"A brilliant, laugh-out-loud family comedy. It's not easy having a mother who's a feminist icon. Just ask the daughters of Lydia Hennessey, who could have it all if only they'd stop self-destructing"--Front cover.

Subject term:

Families--Fiction.

Subject term:

Dysfunctional families--Fiction.

Subject term:

Mothers and daughters--Fiction.

Subject term:

Sisters and brothers--Fiction.

Subject term:

Parent and adult child--Fiction.

Subject term:

Feminism--Fiction.

Subject term:

Feminists--Fiction.

Subject term:

Feminists--Family relationships--Fiction.

Genre index term:

Humorous fiction.

Genre index term:

Domestic fiction.

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