His plan is to take the group to the Facility, where they can gather supplies and start a new life. The story alternates between these post-apocalyptic chapters and Candace's account of growing up in the US, losing her parents, and working in the Bibles department of a publishing firm.
As a heroine, there is nothing extroverted or superhuman about Candace: she tries to keep to herself within the group of survivors — just as she did at her workplace. But she is a determined character, and you will be rooting for her survival by the end. A year after first appearing in Canada it was re-published here, defying the odds of tough times in literary publishing. Clearly, the profound power of Vermette's story has won it many champions, both inside the industry and beyond. The Break is a tract of land that runs through their neighbourhood, a corridor set aside long ago for a line of giant electricity towers that extends to an unknown destination.
Considered worthless, it has become an unlikely refuge for wildlife, and a remnant of the land before settlement.
Vermette is a published poet, and her prose is crafted by the sharpest of blades, with short sentences and pared-back description. It may not sound like an obvious must-read, but there's a reason this novel has been lifted out of obscurity. Read it, and find out what it is. This novel, her fourth, is told from the perspective of Myshkin, both as a boy and an old man, whose life ends up shaped by the trees he plants and the city planning he imagines for a new India. His life is also fundamentally shaped by the frustrations and ambitions of his mother Gayatri who, in the s, was taken on a trip to Java in Indonesia — where her creativity, as an artist and dancer, was given space.
On her return, all those possibilities were thwarted. Later, she left her husband and son behind, and returned to her promised land. Roy tracks a story of loss and possibility through both imagined lives and real historical characters including the poet Rabindranath Tagore and German artist Walter Spies. She also adds a fresh perspective on the Partition of India, by beginning this social, political and personal story in the s, then carrying it on for many decades more.
A warning — you might need to set aside a full day for this one. Because if you're like me, this will be a book you can't put down. Ten-year-old Cub lives with her family on an Australian rural property, next to an abandoned cattle farm and knackery. She doesn't like to go near the knackery, which was once owned by her mysterious grandpa, Les.
When Cub's estranged aunt and cousin move in to Les's yellow weatherboard house just over the fence, family secrets begin to bubble to the surface. We learn that Les was a murderer — and the knackery was the scene of his gruesome crimes. What's it like to grow up in the shadow of a serial killer? Through Cub's eyes, we see how the family has been ostracised by the community, and the fear and shame that her parents live with.
But it's Cub's beloved older brother Cassie who is maybe struggling the most — and his menacing new friend Ian doesn't help. This is a chilling book that explores the different ways that trauma resonates through a family.
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But don't just take my word for it: The Yellow House was this year's winner of the Vogel Award, for an unpublished manuscript by an author aged under Bani Adams is one of the few boys at Punchbowl Boys High who has a passion for literature. He loves Nabokov's Lolita — and he has a crush on his English teacher. But his sensitivity is drowned out in the sea of hypermasculinity on display at his school, which is dominated by the Lebs.
Here, the term "Lebs" doesn't just refer to Lebanese Australians; it's an identity that can be applied to Middle Eastern or Muslim young men in Sydney's West. This novel will divide readers, but there's no doubting its verve and originality. It gives an insight into the lives of the teenagers in Western Sydney, capturing a milieu that is rare in Australian literature. It's terrain Ahmad knows well, having attended Punchbowl Boys High, which he compares to a prison.
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