My Sister's Funeral




      My Sister's Funeral
In 1973 James s seventeen year old sister, Maria, disappeared while on her way home from school Her disappearance not only shattered her family, it had strange, far reaching repercussions for her ten year old brother He was too young to fully understand what had happened but was left to cope alone while his parents struggled to deal with his sister s disappearance.Over thirty years later the police arrive on James s doorstep to tell him that Maria s remains have been found outside Broken Hill, an isolated mining town nearly half way across Australia from where she was last seen But it is a town that had strong connections with his family back when his sister went missing.Now James knows she was murdered, and where she was hidden for all these years, he has to ask was it family or a friend who killed her Or a stranger.With her discovery Maria becomes real for James, she is a sudden violent death in the family, and he sets out to try to discover what his sister was really like as well as what happened to her, while he struggles to come to terms with what her disappearance meant for him in the past.As he seeks answers James discovers the different memories people have of that time long ago and of a young woman standing on the edge of adulthood, who may have been quiet and shy or who may have been spoiled and living dangerously. Best Read [ My Sister's Funeral ] author [ Stephen Bush ] For Kindle ePUB or eBook – heartforum.co.uk

Stephen now lives in the north west of Spain in the Ribeira Sacre, the Sacred Shore Not long ago he lived on the east coast of Australia, not far from Sydney He works in publishing and writes, and his writing has been published often under other names He has previously lived and travelled extensively in tropical northern Australia where he worked as an accountant He likes fresh air and the wide open spaces He also has too many dogs living in his house But he loves them all.

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  • Paperback
  • 148 pages
  • My Sister's Funeral
  • Stephen Bush
  • English
  • 23 May 2019
  • 1921879726

10 thoughts on “ My Sister's Funeral

  1. Todd Fonseca says:

    Greeting mourners as they arrive at his sister Maria s funeral, James knew this day was inevitable Though she had disappeared when he was only ten, the aftermath of that event had effected every aspect of his life including his troubled relationship with his parents, confused sexual urges, and eventual disintegration of his marriage But after all these years, the question still remained, what had happened, who had killed her, and why Was it one of these very people who had come to pay their r Greeting mourners as they arrive at his sister Maria s funeral, James knew this day was inevitable Though she had disappeared when he was only ten, the aftermath of that event had effected ev...

  2. Brenda says:

    When James was 10 years old, his big sister Maria, disappeared She vanished on the way home from school near Newcastle, NSWshe was with her girlfriends on the train, and after she had alighted at the station, no one saw her again.Now, over thirty years later, Maria s remains have been found near Broken Hill, and everything comes crashing back James finds himself reliving all the trauma, the devastation and horror that occurred after Maria went missing, the breakdown of the family, the rapid When James was 10 years old, his big sister Maria, disappeared She vanished on the way home from school near Newcastle, NSWshe was with her girlfriends on the train, and after she had alighted at the station, no one saw her again.Now, over thirty years later, Maria s remains have been found near Broken Hill, and everything comes crashing back James finds himself reliving all the trauma, the devastation and horror that occurred after Maria went missing, the breakdown of the family, the rapid growing up he had to do, having to prepare meals for himself, iron his own school shirts, all the things his mother would normally do, except she was distraught, and in no way capable of anything any.While James is organising Maria s funeral, he revisits family members with whom he had lost contact over the years, trying to find some answershe ...

  3. Shelleyrae at Book& says:

    Seventeen year old Maria was on her way home from school in Newcastle when she vanished without a trace Now, thirty years later, her remains have been discovered in a wooden crate buried under a culvertthan 1000 km away in Broken Hill As James prepares for his sister s funeral, he reexamines the mystery surrounding her disappearance, speaking to family and friends in a desperate attempt to make sense of his sister s fate.James was just 10 years old when Maria went missing, leaving him wi Seventeen year old Maria was on her way home from school in Newcastle when she vanished without a trace Now, thirty years later, her remains have been discovered in a wooden crate buried under a culvertthan 1000 km away in Broken Hill As James prepares for his sister s funeral, he reexamines the mystery surrounding her disappearance, speaking to family and friends in a desperate attempt to make sense of his sister s fate.James was just 10 years old when Maria went missing, leaving him with a half formed, childish impression of his sister as a spoilt, promiscuous and rebellious teenager Her disappearance shatt...

  4. Lynda says:

    My Sister s Funeral was an interesting read Stephen Bush s carefully crafted main character, James, has a very strong personality and acts as the narrator throughout the novel as he discusses his memories regarding his sister s death 30 years previously and the current events surrounding the find and burial of her remains I enjoyed most of the writing although towards the end, som...

  5. Dats says:

    I really liked this book Kept me turning the page Couldn t put it down Although I have to say it is hard for me to read about a kid disappearing Pretty much a parents worse nightmare At first this book kind of reminded me of the Deep End of the Ocean But it st...

  6. Glenkes says:

    An intriguing and heartbreaking little gem of a tale of a man s search for his sister and the meaning of her disappearance even after she s found and, ultimately of a man s search for his own identity and to discern what is true in all that is f...

  7. Stephen says:

    A wonderful book of family secrets and the shattering effect of a sister s disappearance as seem though her much younger brothers eyes and life A murder mystery, in every way, with a very unexpected ending.

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