Best-selling Australian author, Susanne Gervay’s latest novel, Always Jack, has been given the stamp of approval from one of Australia’s most influential bodies – the Cancer Council.
It’s a rare endorsement from the organisation, commending the novel for its exploration of cancer and its impact on families. It’s all done with the insight and sensitivity of not only one of Australia’s most renowned writers, but a breast cancer survivor.
The Cancer Council said, “Susanne Gervay’s Always Jack makes it safe for children, parents and the wider community to talk about Cancer.”
For those who’ve read Gervay’s work in the past, they know she has a knack for combining provocative, hot-button issues with enjoyable stories quite unlike any of her peers. It’s great to see her masterful touch has been rewarded with the daffodil. A percentage of Always Jack‘s royalties will be donated to the Cancer Council NSW and the National Breast and Ovarian Cancer Centre.
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Always Jack by Susanne Gervay
Jack?s life is pretty good – he has brilliant friends, everyone loves his funny jokes and he?s a great inventor. But things are getting complicated. Nanna?s older and wobblier, and why does his face now go red when he sees his best friend Anna? And to top it off Mum and Rob?s wedding seems to be taking over the world.
Something really scary has also happened to his mum and it?s going to take all of Jack?s courage to deal with it.