A story of sisterhood, solidarity, and finding your place in a changing world, A GIRL IN THREE PARTS is part Eighth Grade, part Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood, and entirely original.
Allegra Elsom is caught in the middle. She’s suspended between childhood and adulthood, torn apart by the decade-old tragedy that split her family in three, and doing her best to stay true to her Catholic upbringing while navigating unexpected blows—a friend’s pregnancy, an abusive relationship, the rising demand for change among women in her community…. She struggles to make peace in her family and navigate the social gauntlet at school, while asking bigger questions about her place in the world: What does it mean to be “liberated”? What does it mean to do the right thing, when everyone around her defines it differently?
As second-wave feminism reshapes her Sydney suburb, Allegra makes her own path, discovering firsthand the incredible ways that women can support each other, and finding strength within herself to stand up to the people she loves.
Readers who loved Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood or The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender will find the spirit of sisterhood alive and well in Suzanne Daniel’s poignant debut.