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Wolfe Island

by Lucy Treloar

Trade Paperback $29.99

$29.99

Wolfe Island

by Lucy Treloar

Trade Paperback $29.99

$29.99

$29.99

WINNER OF THE BARBARA JEFFERIS AWARD 2020

'Atmospheric...evocative...important.' Tom Keneally


Kitty Hawke, the last inhabitant of a dying island sinking into the wind-lashed Chesapeake Bay, has resigned herself to annihilation...

Until one night her granddaughter blows ashore in the midst of a storm, desperate, begging for sanctuary. For years, Kitty has kept herself to herself - with only the company of her wolfdog, Girl - unconcerned by the world outside, or perhaps avoiding its worst excesses. But blood cannot be turned away in times like these. And when trouble comes following her granddaughter, no one is more surprised than Kitty to find she will fight to save her as fiercely as her name suggests...

A richly imagined and mythic parable of home and kin that cements Lucy Treloar's place as one of our most acclaimed novelists.

SHORTLISTED FOR THE PRIME MINISTER'S LITERARY AWARD FOR FICTION 2020
SHORTLISTED FOR NSW PREMIER'S LITERARY AWARD FOR FICTION 2020
SHORTLISTED FOR ABIA LITERARY FICTION BOOK OF THE YEAR 2020
LONGLISTED FOR THE VOSS LITERARY AWARD 2020


PRAISE FOR LUCY TRELOAR

'A capacious talent' The Australian

'Deeply moving' The Age

'This lovely, atmospheric book sings of the inherent human drama, rising fragility of home-country and the recurrent need to flee and to protect. The journey told in this book is so evocative it will stay with the reader as an important literary fable of our period of history, in which a fraught world threatens all of us with flight, exile and bewilderment.' Tom Keneally, bestselling author of Schindler's Ark

'A work that is more than powerful: it's transformative.' Australian Book Review

'Disturbing but beautiful' Susan Wyndham

Book Information

  • ISBN: 9781760553159
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pub Date: 27/08/2019
  • Category: Fiction & related items / Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
  • Imprint: Picador Australia
  • Pages: 400
  • Price: $29.99

WINNER OF THE BARBARA JEFFERIS AWARD 2020

'Atmospheric...evocative...important.' Tom Keneally


Kitty Hawke, the last inhabitant of a dying island sinking into the wind-lashed Chesapeake Bay, has resigned herself to annihilation...

Until one night her granddaughter blows ashore in the midst of a storm, desperate, begging for sanctuary. For years, Kitty has kept herself to herself - with only the company of her wolfdog, Girl - unconcerned by the world outside, or perhaps avoiding its worst excesses. But blood cannot be turned away in times like these. And when trouble comes following her granddaughter, no one is more surprised than Kitty to find she will fight to save her as fiercely as her name suggests...

A richly imagined and mythic parable of home and kin that cements Lucy Treloar's place as one of our most acclaimed novelists.

SHORTLISTED FOR THE PRIME MINISTER'S LITERARY AWARD FOR FICTION 2020
SHORTLISTED FOR NSW PREMIER'S LITERARY AWARD FOR FICTION 2020
SHORTLISTED FOR ABIA LITERARY FICTION BOOK OF THE YEAR 2020
LONGLISTED FOR THE VOSS LITERARY AWARD 2020


PRAISE FOR LUCY TRELOAR

'A capacious talent' The Australian

'Deeply moving' The Age

'This lovely, atmospheric book sings of the inherent human drama, rising fragility of home-country and the recurrent need to flee and to protect. The journey told in this book is so evocative it will stay with the reader as an important literary fable of our period of history, in which a fraught world threatens all of us with flight, exile and bewilderment.' Tom Keneally, bestselling author of Schindler's Ark

'A work that is more than powerful: it's transformative.' Australian Book Review

'Disturbing but beautiful' Susan Wyndham

Awards

Short-listed for ABIA Literary Fiction Book of the Year 2020Short-listed for ABIA Literary Fiction Book of the Year 2020.

Short-listed for NSW Premier's Literary Award Christina Stead Prize for Fiction 2020Short-listed for NSW Premier's Literary Award Christina Stead Prize for Fiction 2020.

Long-listed for Voss Literary Award 2020Long-listed for Voss Literary Award 2020.

Winner for Barbara Jefferis Award 2020Winner for Barbara Jefferis Award 2020.

Short-listed for Prime Minister's Literary Awards Fiction 2020Short-listed for Prime Minister's Literary Awards Fiction 2020.

Author Information

Lucy Treloar was born in Malaysia and educated in England, Sweden and Melbourne. Her novel Salt Creek (2015) won the Dobbie Literary Award among others, and was shortlisted for the Miles Franklin Literary Award and the UK's Walter Scott Prize. Wolfe Island (2019), her second novel, won the Barbara Jefferis Award and was shortlisted for the Prime Minister's and NSW literary awards. She is a previous winner of the Commonwealth Short Story Prize (Pacific region).

Lucy's essays and short fiction have appeared in publications including The Saturday Paper, Meanjin, The Age, Overland, Best Australian Stories and Foundational Fictions in South Australian History.

A graduate of the University of Melbourne and RMIT, Lucy lives in inner Melbourne with her family, and is currently writing her third novel.

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