‘Elegantly structured, unsettling, yet with moments of surprising wit – in this novel Suzanne Leal captures the life of a small community with real tenderness.‘ Kathryn Heyman, author of Floodline
A small coastal town is rocked by scandal when a beloved teacher is forced into early retirement.
A popular teacher with something to hide.
A new principal determined to uncover the truth.
A young mother, suddenly single, who struggles to rebuild her life.
A grieving daughter who must learn to face the world again.
A family forced to flee their homeland and start afresh.
A small town can be a refuge, but while its secrets are held, it’s hard to know who to trust and what to believe.
The Teacher’s Secret is a tender and compelling story of scandal, rumour and dislocation, and the search for grace and dignity in the midst of dishonour and humiliation.
Suzanne Leal is a lawyer experienced in child protection, criminal law and refugee law. A former legal commentator on ABC Radio, Suzanne is a regular interviewer at Sydney Writers’ Festival and other literary functions. The Teacher’s Secret is her second novel. www.suzanneleal.com
The Teacher’s Secret, by Suzanne Leal, is available from Dymocks.
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