Rocks in the Belly

Rocks in the Belly

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Rocks in the Belly is about a precocious eight-year-old boy and the volatile adult he becomes. During childhood his mother fosters boys, despite the jealous turmoil it arouses in her son. Jealousy that reaches unmanageable proportions when she fosters Robert, an amiable child she can?t help bonding with. Until the bond triggers an event that profoundly changes everyone. Especially Robert. At twenty-eight the son returns to face his mother. He hasn?t forgiven her for what happened to Robert. But now she?s the dependent one and he the dominant force - a power he can?t help but abuse. Written in two startlingly original voices, Rocks in the Belly is about the destruction we wreak on one another in the pursuit of our own happiness; how we never escape our upbringing; and a stark reminder that the most dangerous place for a child is within the family.
Publisher: Carlton North, Vic. : Scribe Publications, 2010.
ISBN: 9781921640674
1921640677
Branch Call Number: FICTION
Characteristics: 296 p. ;,24 cm.

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bdellovibrio
Jun 26, 2012

An interesting enough story (although a bit predictable), but the characters, particularly the main character, were unlikable. Not a book I'd highly recommend.

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