by Cath Kenneally
Wakefield Press, 2001, [First Edition], ISBN 1862545065, paperback
Near Fine Condition, minor edge and shelf wear, uncreased spine, no inscriptions, (see photographs)
"First-born, eldest daughter, Little Mother to her siblings, Irish-Australian, brainy schoolgirl at the time the Beaumont children vanish ... will the real Carmel please stand up?
When it comes time to venture into love and other alternatives, mutinous forces undermine her confidence, and malevolence turns to violence. Now she's starring in her own horror-home-movie.
Room Temperature, a mosaic of subtle allusion and canny observation, is a novel about memory, time and the struggle to break away from family pathology."