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'Every now and then you pick up a novel and you know you've found something wonderful - a glorious voice, a character you adore. Helena Fox's novel delivers. It is exquisite. Read it.' Cath Crowley

WINNER OF THE VICTORIAN PREMIER'S AWARD PRIZE FOR WRITING FOR YOUNG ADULTS 2020

Biz knows how to float. She has her people, posse, her mum and the twins. She has Grace. And she has her dad, who tells her about the little kid she was, and who shouldn't be here but is. So Biz doesn't tell anyone anything. Not about her dark, runaway thoughts, not about kissing Grace or noticing Jasper, the new boy. And she doesn't tell anyone about her dad. Because her dad died when she was seven. And Biz knows how to float, right there on the surface - normal okay regular fine.

SHORTLISTED FOR THE GRIFFITH UNIVERSITY YOUNG ADULT BOOK AWARD 2019
SHORTLISTED FOR THE NSW PREMIER'S LITERARY AWARDS ETHEL TURNER PRIZE FOR YOUNG PEOPLE'S LITERATURE 2020
SHOTLISTED FOR THE CBCA BOOK OF THE YEAR FOR OLDER READERS 2020
LONGLISTED FOR ABIA BOOK OF THE YEAR FOR OLDER CHILDREN 2020

LONGLISTED FOR THE INDIE BOOK AWARD FOR YOUNG ADULT FICTION 2020


PRAISE FOR HOW IT FEELS TO FLOAT

'Fox's prose is lyrical and profoundly affecting, providing a nuanced account of the hereditary effects of trauma.' Kirkus Reviews, Best YA Books of 2019

'A profoundly moving story about grief, loss, and love that will take your breath away. Helena Fox is a writer to be reckoned with.' Kathleen Glasgow

'This book will explode you into atoms, put you back together, and return the new shape of you to earth. Alive with sensation and rich in thought and feeling, How It Feels to Float intensively explores what it's like to be here now.' Margo Lanagan

'Mesmerizing and timely.' Bustle

'Impossibly beautiful.' Kerry Kletter

Book Information

  • ISBN: 9781760783303
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pub Date: 23/04/2019
  • Category: Children's, Teenage & educational / Children's / Teenage fiction & true stories
    Children's, Teenage & educational / General fiction (Children's / Teenage)
    Teenage & Young Adult Fiction / Young Adult
  • Imprint: Pan Australia
  • Pages: 384
  • Price: $17.99

'Every now and then you pick up a novel and you know you've found something wonderful - a glorious voice, a character you adore. Helena Fox's novel delivers. It is exquisite. Read it.' Cath Crowley

WINNER OF THE VICTORIAN PREMIER'S AWARD PRIZE FOR WRITING FOR YOUNG ADULTS 2020

Biz knows how to float. She has her people, posse, her mum and the twins. She has Grace. And she has her dad, who tells her about the little kid she was, and who shouldn't be here but is. So Biz doesn't tell anyone anything. Not about her dark, runaway thoughts, not about kissing Grace or noticing Jasper, the new boy. And she doesn't tell anyone about her dad. Because her dad died when she was seven. And Biz knows how to float, right there on the surface - normal okay regular fine.

SHORTLISTED FOR THE GRIFFITH UNIVERSITY YOUNG ADULT BOOK AWARD 2019
SHORTLISTED FOR THE NSW PREMIER'S LITERARY AWARDS ETHEL TURNER PRIZE FOR YOUNG PEOPLE'S LITERATURE 2020
SHOTLISTED FOR THE CBCA BOOK OF THE YEAR FOR OLDER READERS 2020
LONGLISTED FOR ABIA BOOK OF THE YEAR FOR OLDER CHILDREN 2020

LONGLISTED FOR THE INDIE BOOK AWARD FOR YOUNG ADULT FICTION 2020


PRAISE FOR HOW IT FEELS TO FLOAT

'Fox's prose is lyrical and profoundly affecting, providing a nuanced account of the hereditary effects of trauma.' Kirkus Reviews, Best YA Books of 2019

'A profoundly moving story about grief, loss, and love that will take your breath away. Helena Fox is a writer to be reckoned with.' Kathleen Glasgow

'This book will explode you into atoms, put you back together, and return the new shape of you to earth. Alive with sensation and rich in thought and feeling, How It Feels to Float intensively explores what it's like to be here now.' Margo Lanagan

'Mesmerizing and timely.' Bustle

'Impossibly beautiful.' Kerry Kletter

Awards

Short-listed for Queensland Literary Awards Young Adult Book Award 2019Short-listed for Queensland Literary Awards Young Adult Book Award 2019.

Winner for Victorian Premier's Literary Awards Prize for Writing for Young Adults 2020Winner for Victorian Premier's Literary Awards Prize for Writing for Young Adults 2020.

Long-listed for Indie Book Awards Young Adult 2020Long-listed for Indie Book Awards Young Adult 2020.

Long-listed for ABIA Book of the Year for Older Children 2020Long-listed for ABIA Book of the Year for Older Children 2020.

Short-listed for NSW Premier's Literary Awards Ethel Turner Prize 2020Short-listed for NSW Premier's Literary Awards Ethel Turner Prize 2020.

Short-listed for CBCA Book of the Year for Older Readers 2020Short-listed for CBCA Book of the Year for Older Readers 2020.

Author Information

Helena Fox lives in the seaside city of Wollongong, Australia, with her endlessly creative and kind family. She mentors and runs writing workshops for young people, and is a graduate of the MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College in the U.S. Helena has travelled and lived all around the world, but of all her adventures, working with young people and helping them find and express their voice has brought her the greatest joy. How It Feels to Float is her debut novel.

AUTHOR EVENTS

10 August 2020

Join Helena Fox at Melbourne Writers Virtual Festival secondary schools program event On Kindness as she discusses her book HOW IT FEELS TO FLOAT. Available online from 10-28 August.

12:00 AM

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