Family Skeleton
Carmel Bird


Paperback | Sep 2016 | UWA Publishing | 9781742588902 | 250pp | 234x153mm | Stocked item (plenty) | GEN | AUD$29.99, NZD$34.99


From inside her Toorak mansion, Margaret, matriarch, widow of Edmund Rice O’Day of O’Day Funerals, secretly surveys her family in the garden. Everyone, including Margaret herself, is oblivious to the secrets that threaten to be uncovered by a visiting American relative who is determined to excavate the O’Day’s family history. How far will Margaret go in order to bury the truth? Family Skeleton examines the dark heart of a family that has for generations been engaged in dark business. You can’t dig a grave without disturbing the smooth surface of the ground.

Deftly woven with elegant wit and with compassion, this dark comedy is about what you might unearth if you dig deep enough.