Queen Kat, Carmel and St Jude Get a Life by Maureen McCarthy


Queen Kat, Carmel and St Jude Get a Life by Maureen McCarthy

A compulsively readable story which has achieved classic status. Three very different girls from the same country town share an inner-city house during their first year out of school. 'Sometimes your life changes and you don't know why. A kind of shift happens. I remember thinking, well, that's over: eighteen years, three months and fifteen days. From now on it will be different...' Carmel, Jude and Katerina come from the same country town, but they couldn't be more different. Carmel is a talented musician, but awkward and painfully shy. Jude is a passionate idealist still coming to terms with the death of her revolutionary father. And Katerina, well, let's just say she's not called Queen Kat for nothing. So when they all move into the same inner-city house in their first university year, sparks are ready to fly. But this year is a time to re-invent themselves, a time to square up to the world. Time to get a life. Queen Kat, Carmel and St Jude Get a Life is about friendship, families, betrayal and love, and a tumultuous year in the lives of three unforgettable young women. Ages: 14+ and adults

About the Author

Maureen McCarthy is the ninth of ten children and grew up on a farm near Yea in Victoria. After working for a while as an art teacher, Maureen became a full-time writer. Her novels include Ganglands, Cross my Heart, Chain of Hearts, Flash Jack, When you wake and Find me Gone. Many have been shortlisted for numerous awards and include the In Between series, which was adapted from scripts Maureen co-wrote with Shane Brennan for SBS TV. Queen Kat, Carmel and St Jude Get a Life is her much-loved bestseller, Queen Kat, Carmel and St Jude Get a Life which was made into a highly successful 4-part mini-series for ABC TV.

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456 pages


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Publication date

10th April 2014



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