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In and Out of Step by Christine M. Knight
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Oct 07, 2011

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bookshelves: 2011, oz
Read from November 02 to 12, 2011

I received this book as a freebie from goodreads.

As I live on the south coast of NSW, I was looking forward to reading a book set in an area I'm familiar with. I found the storyline of domestic violence for Mavis was the most believable. For the main character, Cassie, I didn't really feel like the writing helped me to understand her. The relationship between the middle-aged couple Minna & George was one that could have been explored more as they sought to adjust to the changes of getting older and developing new roles.

Overall, I think there were too many characters and issues for the author to fully do justice to, but an enjoyable read.
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Freya Mason What you say were too many issues, I saw as an exploration of a central issue from differing character perspectives and values. I thought it was all essential story telling. I liked that Knight created a world for the readers. I liked the realness of it all. I've been in workplaces where men banter like that, talk in code, and adopt a passive aggressive attitude to newcomers. I felt close to Cassie, really liked her courage, and appreciated her dilemma as new employee on probation. I agree with another reader who said 'the novel showed how we are shaped by the world we live in and how it influences and changes our perspective and even our sense of boundaries. So, of course family influences had to be part of the story.'I also love the layers in the novel.

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