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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (257 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Craig Silvey Narrator: Humphrey Bower Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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A poignant and tender sort-of-love story about two damaged people tenuously connecting.

Eleanor is blind and lives with her reclusive mother. Ewan is a cello player with agoraphobia. She is drawn to him through his music but cannot understand the difficulty he faces in forming a friendship. He does not understand her past, nor the impact his music has on her. Amidst the heat of a Fremantle summer, they stumble towards each other.

Sad, funny, affecting, and peopled with characters that live and breathe, Rhubarb is the first novel from a young writer with an astonishing talent. With his sublime and playful use of language and his uncanny ability to reveal the human condition in all its vulnerability and fragility, Craig Silvey has created an extraordinary contemporary story. Download and start listening now!


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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Christy | 2/14/2014

    " This was a fast read. I liked it a lot. Blind girl meets agoraphobic and I think a very good story enfolds. Plus she has a seeing-eye dog who you just gotta love. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Zena | 2/11/2014

    " I read this book a while ago but loved it because it was so original. The eccentric characters are funny, tragic and frustrating all at the same time. In a round about way, this is a love story, and they struggle so much to get it together. Another part of the charm of this book is the beautiful and familiar setting, Fremantle. I'm not ashamed to admit that the last scene made me cry... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Judith | 2/10/2014

    " love a book that makes you think and makes you laugh!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Mardi | 1/18/2014

    " Took a little while to grab me but it finally did. Loved the descriptions of the instrument making; laughed out loud at the animal antics; compelling characters to barrack for; all by a promising young Aussie author. Good combo.... definitely worth a read. "

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