Between a Wolf and a Dog by Georgia BlainSecondly, whilst writing this book she was diagnosed with incurable brain cancer. Two extraordinary facts which I can now relate to the book Between a Wolf and a Dog , and appreciate it even more than I did before. It refers to the twilight time when falling darkness makes clear vision impossible; dogs might be mistaken for wolves, friends for foes. The story spans a long and rainy 24 hours of their lives, moving back and forward from stories of their youth and their lives that got them to where they were on that day. I love stories about families, as it always reminds me to firstly cherish my own!
The Dog Who Cried Wolf
Between a Wolf and a Dog by Georgia Blain
Outside, the rain continues unceasing; silver sheets sluicing down, the trees and shrubs soaking and bedraggled, the earth sodden, puddles overflowing, torrents coursing onwards, as the darkness slowly softens with the dawn. Ester is a family therapist with an appointment book that catalogues the anxieties of the middle class: loneliness, relationships, death. She spends her days helping others find happiness, but her own family relationships are tense and frayed. Estranged from both her sister, April, and her ex-husband, Lawrence, Ester wants to fall in love again. Ultimately, it is a joyous tribute to the beauty of being alive.
Kerryn Goldsworthy. Early in November , Sydney novelist Georgia Blain had a seizure and was taken to hospital for tests. The results were as bad as they could be: glioblastoma, an aggressive and incurable brain tumour. The prognosis with glioblastoma is always poor: without treatment, the average survival period from the time of diagnosis is three months. With treatment, a year or a little more. Blain died on 9 December , thirteen months after diagnosis and a few days short of her 52 nd birthday. Her novel Between a Wolf and a Dog, years in the writing, was finished in manuscript and she was working on the edits when the cancer was diagnosed.