Cold Against The Glass

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A novel by Jane O’Connell

Sydney, 1961

The route from the birthing suite to the morgue is one all midwives know and all dread having to walk. Nurse McKenzie held back tears as she wheeled the bassinet along the corridor. She placed her hand on the tiny corpse now in her care, seeking to comfort or be comforted, she wasn’t sure. 

When emerging artist and forager Florence Lane discovers a collection of human specimens languishing in glass jars in a city museum, she is captivated by an unidentified baby and sets out to track down the infant’s parents. Who are they? Why did they donate their baby to science? Why have they never claimed her?

A few suburbs away, journalist Tom Oliver is reeling from the sudden death of his best mate. Out of work and wandering the streets, he is consumed by grief. It’s here he crosses paths with Florence and one small act of kindness connects them. Together they solve the mystery of the baby in the museum but the now elderly mother has only a short time to live. Do they reveal what happened all those years ago, or is the truth too much for her to bear?

Cold Against the Glass is an unexpected tale of love and hope. It explores the lives we treasure, the stories we choose to tell and the grief we carry in our hearts.

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Description

Cold Against the Glass is contemporary Australian fiction set in Sydney and tells the story of Florence Lane, an artist and forager who discovers a collection of forgotten human specimens languishing in a city museum. 

In studying these curiosities, Florence unlocks the secrets they keep of dangerous industries and decadent lifestyles, of medicine gone wrong. But it’s the specimen of an unidentified baby that captivates her and she becomes obsessed with tracking down the infant’s parents. Who are they? Why did they donate their baby to science? Why have they never claimed her? 

This unexpected tale of love and loss explores the lives we treasure, the stories we choose to tell and the grief we carry in our hearts.

 

ISBN: 9781685835385

ISBN-10: 1685835384

Audience: General

Format: Paperback

Language: English

Number Of Pages: 236

Published: 11th October 2022

Publisher: Tablo Pty Ltd

Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 1.37

Weight (kg): 0.3

Additional information

Weight .3 kg
Dimensions 21.59 × 13.97 × 1.37 cm

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