It is the winter of 1985. Hope Farm sticks out of the ragged landscape like a decaying tooth, its weatherboard walls sagging into the undergrowth. Silver's mother, Ishtar, has fallen for the charismatic Miller, and the three of them have moved to the rural hippie commune to make a new start. But here, at just 13, she is thrust into an unrelenting adult world, and the walls begin to come tumbling down, with deadly consequences.
Spanning three generations, The Long Goodbye takes us deep into the lives of an Australian family as they survive record-breaking floods, outlast epic droughts and face the unforgiving realities of life on the land. Told with astounding lyricism, warmth and humour, this is a deeply moving memoir about the unbreakable bonds of marriage, love and family. And it poses the most heartbreaking moral dilemma of all: when a loved one is suffering, is euthanasia the answer?
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A secret band of radical environmentalists, under the name 9S have spent years secretly infiltrating industry and government, working themselves into the most trusted jobs...sleepers ready to act. As a series of global catastrophes erupt, Australian ex-CIA agent Dr. Tori Swyft, finds herself at the centre of it all. Having once been briefly recruited as a 9S member at university, she may be the world's only chance of stopping the threat before it's too late.