Love and Other Perishable Items
From the moment 15-year-old Amelia gets an after-school job at the local supermarket she is sunk, gone, lost, head-over-heels in love with Chris. Chris is the funny, charming, man-about-Woolies - but he's 21 and in his final year at uni. The six- year age gap may as well be a hundred. Chris and Amelia talk about everything from Second Wave Feminism to Great Expectations and Alien, but will he ever look at her in the way she wants him to? A story that's real and warm and just a little bit heartbreaking.
Laura Buzo was born and grew up in Sydney, where she now lives with her daughter. Her second novel, Holier Than Thou, was published in 2012.