by Angela Murphy

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by Angela Murphy

A comedy with heart, What Are The Odds? looks at a middle-aged woman’s attempt to accept her life’s changing status.

When recently divorced Bec, invites her sister Di and childhood friends, real-estate Robbie and earthy Wanda to a suburban Melbourne Cup lunch, she opens old wounds. The day that ‘stops the nation’ becomes a fast track as the women confront the realities of old relationships, aging mothers and hidden secrets.

Set on the back drop of Melbourne Cup Day, What Are The Odds? is both hilarious and moving. As it races towards the finish line the women’s fraught but often touching reunion intensifies, exposing parallel conflicts between themselves and their mothers’ Melbourne Cup lunch forty years earlier.

Bec’s celebration of Australia’s iconic race will change who she believes she is forever.

"A quintessentially North Queensland and hilariously funny tale of friendship, sisterhood, heartbreak & redemption." The Cairns Post

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