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Told with Kim Kelly’s incomparable warmth and wit, The Truth & Addy Loest is a magical trip through shabby-chic inner-city Sydney, a tale of literature, love and of discovering the only story that really matters is the one you write for yourself.

The truth is not a destination - it's a magical ride. 

Addy Loest is harbouring a secret - several, in fact. Dedicated overthinker, frockaholic and hard-partier, she’s been doing all she can to avoid the truth for quite some time.

A working-class girl raised between the Port Kembla Steelworks and the surf of the Illawarra coast, Addy is a fish out of water at the prestigious University of Sydney. She’s also the child of German immigrants, and her broken-hearted widower dad won’t tell her anything about her family’s tragic past.

But it’s 1985, a time of all kinds of excess, from big hair to big misogyny, and distractions are easy. Distractions, indeed, are Addy’s best skill - until one hangover too many leads her to meet a particular frock and a particular man, each of whom will bring all her truths hurtling home.

©2021 Kim Kelly (P)2021 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

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