Bauer
2012 Shortlist

Rocks in the Belly

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ABOUT
THE BOOK

Rocks in the Belly is about a precocious eightyear-old boy and the volatile adult he becomes. During childhood his mother fosters boys, despite the jealous turmoil it arouses in her son. His jealousy reaches unmanageable proportions when she fosters Robert, triggering an event that profoundly changes everyone. Especially Robert.

At twenty-eight the son returns to face his mother. He hasn’t forgiven her for what happened. But now she’s the dependent one and he the dominant force — a power he can’t help but abuse.

Rocks in the Belly is about the destruction we wreak on one another in the pursuit of our own happiness; how we never escape our upbringing; and a stark reminder that the most dangerous place for a child is within the family.

ABOUT
THE AUTHOR Jon
Bauer

Jon Bauer was born and raised in the UK, before moving to Australia in 2001 where he lived for thirteen happy years. He now lives in the UK again where he works as a somatic psychotherapist, as well as continuing to write short and long fiction.

Jon Bauer was born and raised in the UK, before moving to Australia in 2001 where he lived for thirteen happy years. He now lives in the UK again where he works as a somatic psychotherapist, as well as continuing to write short and long fiction.

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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Date published
28/11/2011
Country
United Kingdom
Original Language
English
Author
Publisher
Scribe Publications

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