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Blood Author Tony Birch Read & download ó PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free · [Read] ➶ Blood ➳ Tony Birch – From the moment he saw her wrapped in a blanket at the hospital Jesse knew that he’d be the one to look after his little sister When their mother'sO the kind of danger from which he has sworn to protect Rachel As their little world is torn to pieces the children learn that when you are lost and alone the only thing you can trust is what's in your blo. Jesse and Rachel live with their mum Gwen who leads a dysfunctional lifestyle making money behind a bar selling her body or dealing in drugs She has a series of boyfriends to help her make ends meet When things get really bad she leaves Jesse and Rachel with her father from whom she is estranged Both the children relish this time with their Pop as the only time in their lives with some routine and where they are both shown some love This break from the grittiness of their lives proves shortlived as Gwen moves to Adelaide and takes up with a new man Jesse knows that Ray is trouble He is violent involved in crime and shows too much interest in Rachel One day Ray takes the family to visit a colleague Limbo who is eually scary They head off on a job and return with a bag stuffed with money When Ray loses his temper with Gwen and beats her up she finally decides to do a runner back to Melbourne As they leave Jesse decides to take the bag of money with them which proves fatal as Ray and Limbo pursue the family to retrieve the money and to punish Gwen and the children The plot builds up to a confrontation in Melbourne at Pop's house A well written narrative with lots of tension The relationship between Jesse and Rachel is especially poignant as Jesse knows that he must leave his mum so that he is not dragged down by her life but can't escape the ties of blood with his half sister

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The arms of Ray Crow Jesse sees the brooding violence and knows that this time the trouble is real But Jesse is just a kid and even as he tries to save his sister he makes a fatal error that exposes them t. Blood a debut novel by Tony Birch has been shortlisted for the 2012 Miles Franklin Award In the blurb at Fishpond it’s described as ‘an epic moral fable a gothic odyssey set on the back roads of Australia’ It’s the story of two kids thirteen year old Jesse and his little sister Rachel aged eight They have the kind of mother they’d be better off without Her name is Gwen That’s not me sitting in judgement It’s Jesse who narrates this story who tells us so Gwen’s life is a disaster and her adolescent son has finally given up on her She’s been on drugs and drink throughout his whole life there’s been a succession of men but the relationships never last and she makes endless promises that she never keeps She has occasional dead end jobs but they never have any money and he’s learned not only not to have any ualms about skipping out on the rent but also how to steal petrol food from supermarkets and anything else they need There’s no affection in these kids’ lives They have no friends their own ages no extended family to offer support except a pallid grandfather They have no amusements except obsolete TVs scrounged from nature strips Gwen doesn’t even do Christmas She’s always angry and constantly bawls commands at the kids Jesse has learned the hard way that for now he has to just keep uiet and do what she says What Jesse craves is a uiet routine sort of life But apart from a transient episode when Gwen takes up with an ex con called Jon and a sojourn at his grandfather’s he doesn’t get that This is a bleak life indeedTo read the rest of my review please visit

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Blood Author Tony BirFrom the moment he saw her wrapped in a blanket at the hospital Jesse knew that he’d be the one to look after his little sister When their mother's appetite for destruction leads the little family into. This story is told by Jessie a mature and intelligent thirteen year old boy who single handedly raised his younger sister Rachel from birth Jessie has not had a stable life and is often left alone for long periods of time with his sister while his delusional mum Gwen is sleeping off the effects of drugs or alcohol from last night party or hooking up with shady men There is hardly any food and they are constantly hungry As a result they resort to stealing and lying to get byIt is when his mum meets Ray Crow that things take on a dangerous turn Ray is charming and generous man by appearance but Jessie can see behind the façade to Ray’s evil intentions Jessie is feeling uneasy so does something irrational that puts his family on a dangerous pathBlood is a terribly sad and moving story which delves into the life of neglect poverty and the strong bond between siblings This is so wonderfully written and very much in tune with peoples emotions especially Jessie; he goes from hope sadness and disappointment to desperation It captures the harshness of the Australian landscape while the family are on the move and the bleak dark life style that Jessie lives It was an emotional book but I did enjoy it The ending turned out to be rather gripping and nail biting