Captain Starlight's Apprentice

Captain Starlight s Apprentice The story of two women living very different heroic lives in two very different Australias Jess is a stunt rider who can outride any man In the early days of film she finds her calling playing wild

  • Title: Captain Starlight's Apprentice
  • Author: Kathryn Heyman
  • ISBN: 9780755302185
  • Page: 120
  • Format: Paperback
  • Captain Starlight's Apprentice

    The story of two women living very different, heroic lives in two very different Australias.Jess is a stunt rider who can outride any man In the early days of film she finds her calling, playing wild outlaw women who answer to no one But when her circus owner husband disappears she is left pregnant and vulnerable and after enormous betrayal, finds herself closer to the oThe story of two women living very different, heroic lives in two very different Australias.Jess is a stunt rider who can outride any man In the early days of film she finds her calling, playing wild outlaw women who answer to no one But when her circus owner husband disappears she is left pregnant and vulnerable and after enormous betrayal, finds herself closer to the outlaw s life than she had ever imagined.Rose goes to Australia in the 1950s in search of a new life But neither the new country nor motherhood are what she had hoped and she soon finds herself estranged from those she loves, incarcerated and terrified As Rose s world unravels, it is clear that neither woman s story will be finished until they find a way of helping each other recover their loss, and to discover hope in the midst of their disrupted lives With this odyssean tale, Kathryn Heyman celebrates the resilience of the human spirit.

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    1. Angela Long (Carter)

      Inspired by her mother’s post-natal depression, Kathryn Heyman gently crafts a beautifully woven story of two women separated by four decades and very different lives. Jess, wild country girl sold off by her father as a circus stunt rider, ‘part woman, part horse’ and Rose the English immigrant and new mother struggling to make a home in a harsh post-war Australia.Rose is estranged to the heat of the Australian summer and the immigrant tin camps. ‘It was an alien language, this new count [...]

    2. Wwmrsweasleydo

      This book is a combination of two very interesting stories, which turn out to be cleverly woven together. I don't want to spoil anything. It opens with a woman in a '50s mental hospital getting electric shock treatment which is a powerful opening. Her story, and the story of Jess at the beginning of the twentieth century, are both fascinating and full of details. Both stories take place in Australia and the landscape and history is well worked in. I recommend this.

    3. Sara

      Brilliant! Set in 1940's Australia, has great cliche-defying and plausible characters.Reminded me of Sarah Hall's 'Electric Michelangelo'.

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