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published: Sep 2000
ISBN:9781552631614
publisher: Key Porter Books

The Hiding Place

A Novel

by Trezza Azzopardi

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publisher: Key Porter Books
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Tiger Bay, 1948. Frank Gauci steps off the Callisto into the coldest winter ever, clutching a cardboard suitcase. It's all he has - until he finds a ruby ring, Joe Medora and beautiful Mary. Maybe, Frankie's luck is about to change. Ten years later, with a mass of debts, five daughters and another child on the way, Frankie lays one more bet on the cards. This time it has to be a boy. But it was not to be a boy. And now everyone has to hide - Frankie from Joe and the syndicate, Mary from the rent man, the daughters from their father. Even the newborn Delores is hidden in a seaman's chest. Out of Frankie's sight, but not out of danger. In compelling detail Trezza Azzopardi describes a world rarely seen in fiction. Through the eyes of Delores Gauci, she reveals the Welsh underworld of the sixties - the cafes and bars, the crumbling housing, the gambling rooms - and the secrets that destroy a family. Trezza Azzopardi is a rare new talent in contemporary fiction. The Hiding Place is an astonishing debut. (2000)

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