Losing February

 
Losing February, Susanna Freymark
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Bernie, a divorced mother of three, lives in a converted shed – albeit with a great view – in Byron Bay. She works part-time as a journalist for the local paper. Bernie has an amicable relationship with her ex-husband and strong female friendships. Her life is steady, normal, recognisable.

While writing her first novel, she gets in contact with an old friend from university. Jack is married, has two children, and has never forgotten Bernie. A tortuous, intimate, passionate – yet frustratingly sexless – affair follows, fuelled by the exchange of hundreds of confessional text messages and emails.

Jack's inability to be physically available to support Bernie becomes clear when her father dies and she is threatened by her...  More
 
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Bernadette was in the midst of writing a novel, and memories of a poem she had received from a young love twenty five years ago came to mind. She wanted to include it in her novel, but felt she needed to ask Jack’s permission before she used it.... more
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Bernie is in her 40s and amicably divorced from her husband Simon. Together they share custody of their three children and live a relatively complication-free life in New South Wales’ north coast. That is until Bernie becomes reacquainted with... more
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Losing February straddles the thin divide between truth and fiction with the author Susanna Freymark admitting the events of this raw and frank novel closely parallels her own experience during a difficult period of her life.

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