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By: Jacinta Halloran
Narrated by: Alexandra Aldrich
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Publisher's Summary

As a family therapist, Nina is the ultimate listener. Yet this is of little use with her latest clients, the Agostinos, who have been mandated to see her after stealing a car and disappearing into the desert.

For support with the case, Nina meets with a supervising therapist, Erin. What they unearth in their sessions goes beyond the Agostino story into confronting personal territory for Nina. Meanwhile, despite her efforts, the Agostinos remain unwilling to speak – so how can Nina be sure that the two children are safe with their parents?

In the tradition of Rachel Cusk’s Outline trilogy, Resistance is an elegant, hypnotic novel of stories within stories. Examining the unfathomable mysteries within our families, it also questions how we retell our history, both personal and collective.

©2023 Jacinta Halloran. First published by The Text Publishing Company. (P)2023 Bolinda Publishing

Critic Reviews

‘Resistance is thought-provoking on some big issues – mental health care, parenting, motherhood, ageing, gender equality and First Nations history – and will appeal to anyone interested in the human condition with all its fascinating foibles.’ (Books+Publishing)
'Resistance is a novel about secrets and shame, as well as the place of women among men in their families. Halloran … writes very elegantly.’ (Guardian)
‘Sublime and affecting, a novel that speaks intimately to both mind and heart.’ (Peggy Frew, award-winning author of House of Sticks)

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