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A STRONG DRAMA
Reviewed in Australia on 14 July 2021
By chance, two women, from different generations and, with seemingly nothing in common, meet amid challenging and unusual circumstances. Pip and Evelyn once led very different lives to the ones they now exist in. Likewise, they are struggling to deal with their separate, but traumatic pasts.
Imogen Clark writes well, starting with a slow build before creating an interesting story of parallels. Reluctantly Home's main theme revolves around trust. It also addresses healing, connecting and change, as both characters have encountered tragedy. Further, the two women find they have both reached a stalemate in their lives, where they are blocked from moving forward and can’t seem to break free from their self imposed, emotional prisons cells. Can their chance meeting supply the support needed to view life from different perspectives and the keys to unlock their chains? The premise is intriguing and the plot has a mix of sentimental and realistic outcomes. Certainly, the conclusion is quite a realistic one.