- Excellent condition
by Carol Sinclair
Growing up within the confines of suburban Wellington in the 1950s, Lydia and Rod are both fighting inner battles: Lydia - questioning, imaginative, and needing to escape her Brethren family and the strict, moralistic path they have laid out for her; Rod - the artistic hero wanting to be free from his own cloying realities - his job, money, family, and the expectations of his friends. Their lives cross only briefly, but they will never forget.
Leaving tells the story of two people's search - for love and freedom and that elusive safe space. It captures the spirt of the 1950s bringing alive the essence of the era.
This is a powerful book, hauntingly real for anyone who has questioned their own existence and seen their life as a series of choices.