THE BUTCHER'S WIFE

by Noëlle Janaczewska

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THE BUTCHER'S WIFE

by Noëlle Janaczewska

When she married Luke Harris, Sopoline thought she'd escaped her past. Here she's Mrs. Harris, a country town butcher's wife, and Cambodia seems a long way away. Until Luke's mysterious disappearance prompts an investigation. Sopoline's response to her husband vanishing puzzles local policeman, Gan. So he seeks the advice of his sister Callie - recently returned from a long and gruelling stint as an aid worker. Callie however, is struggling with her own ghosts.

Meanwhile, Sopoline has an unexpected visitor in the form of the Naga: a mythical water serpent. As Gan finds himself increasingly drawn to the enigmatic Sopoline, his mother's growing blindness causes tension with his sister - who is beginning to suspect that there might be dark secrets in the butcher's wife's Cambodian past.

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NSW Premier's Literary Awards - Play Award (2006 nominee)

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