Ledger of the Open Hand

Author: Leslie Vryenhoek
Genre: Fiction
Format: Paperback
Pages: 324
Dimensions: 5.5 × 1 × 8.5 in
Weight: 1 kg
Published: May 2015
ISBN: 978-1-55081-604-4

Ledger of the Open Hand looks at the intimate power of money and emotional debt through the eyes of a woman trying to grab hold of her own life. Beholden to a shrewd friend and burdened by family obligations and guilt, Meriel-Claire (MC) finally stumbles into what she’s been missing. She falls in love and finds her calling as a debt counsellor in the midst of a national financial crisis. But balancing the books for strangers is easier than reconciling her own complicated relationships. Regrets and deficits accumulate until MC must decide what she owes to those she loves. With humour and insight, Ledger explores giving, taking, and our tendency to treat love as a balance sheet.

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