Gretel Killeen: My Daughter’s Wedding

Gretel-Killeen-My-Daughters-WeddingIn her latest book, My Daughter’s Wedding, Gretel Killeen presents a heart-aching comedy about three generations of mother-daughter love.

Nora Fawn’s daughter, Hope, disappeared four years ago. Nora has never known why. Refusing to answer her mother’s calls, emails or texts, Hope maintained contact only with her big sister, Joy.

Having once considered her mothering to be the greatest achievement of her life, Nora’s spent these Hope-less years searching, aching, mother-guilting, working for a famous yet talentless artist and avoiding her own emotionally repressed mother, Daphne.

But … last night Hope rang out of the blue to say, “I’m coming home, I’m getting married, the wedding is in three weeks and it’s your job to organise it.”

Desperate to prove her worth as a mother and regain her daughter’s love, Nora commits to the task – assisted by her own increasingly dementia’d mother and her two best friends, Soula (an amateur bikini-line waxer) and Thilma (whom they found in a cab in the 1980s).

My Daughter’s Wedding is both hilarious and profound as it explores the confounding complexity, wild terrain, mountains, valleys and quicksand found in three generations of mother-daughter love.

Gretel Killeen is a best-selling author, artist, award-wining comedy writer and host of award-winning TV. She’s appeared on stage, film and TV as a comedian and actress, worked as one of the nation’s leading voice artists, written as a journalist for many of Australia’s leading news publications, directed a documentary to raise awareness of AIDS orphans in Zambia and regularly appears on TV and radio as a social/political commentator.

My Daughter’s Wedding is published by Hachette Australia and available from all leading book sellers including Booktopia.

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