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  • ISBN: 9781760787905
  • Format: eBook
  • Pub Date: 27/08/2019
  • Category: Fiction & related items / Historical fiction
  • Imprint: Picador Australia
  • Price: $14.99

'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

My father always said with a name like Kitty Hawke I'd surely fly away. He said my mother should have thought of that before she named me. It was the way on the island, time out of mind. . . Times have changed.

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 pregnant granddaughter rows ashore, 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 merely avoiding its worst excesses. But blood cannot be turned away in times like these. And when trouble comes following the children, no one is more surprised than Kitty to find she will protect them as fiercely as her name suggests...

Author Information

Lucy Treloar is the author of the novel Salt Creek(2015), which won the Indie Award for Best Debut, the ABIA Matt Richell Award and the Dobbie Award, and was shortlisted for prizes including the Miles Franklin Literary Award and the UK's Walter Scott Prize. Lucy has also been a recipient of the 2014 Commonwealth Short Story Prize (Pacific Region) and the 2013 Writing Australia Unpublished Manuscript Award. Her short fiction has been published in Sleepers, Overland, Seizure and Best Australian Stories, and her non-fiction in newspapers and magazines including The Age, The Sydney Morning Herald, and Womankind. A graduate of the University of Melbourne and RMIT, Lucy works as a writer and editor, and plies her trades in Australia as well as Cambodia, where she lived for a number of years. In between writing, Lucy finds the time to teach creative writing at RMIT and Writers Victoria. She lives in inner Melbourne with her family.

Lucy Treloar was born in Malaysia and educated in England, Sweden and Melbourne. She is the author of the novel Salt Creek (2015), which won the Indie Award for Best Debut, the ABIA Matt Richell Award and the Dobbie Award, and was shortlisted for prizes including the Miles Franklin Literary Award and the UK's Walter Scott Prize. Its international release is planned for 2017. Previously, Lucy won the 2014 Commonwealth Short Story Prize (Pacific Region) and the 2013 Writing Australia Unpublished Manuscript Award.

Lucy's short fiction has been published in Sleepers, Overland, Seizure and Best Australian Stories, and her non-fiction in newspapers and magazines including The Age, The Sydney Morning Herald, and Womankind.

A graduate of the University of Melbourne and RMIT, Lucy works as a writer and editor, and plies her trades in Australia as well as Cambodia, where she lived for a number of years. In between writing, Lucy finds the time to teach creative writing at RMIT and Writers Victoria. She lives in inner Melbourne with her family.

Lucy lives in inner Melbourne with her husband, four children and two whippets.

AWARDS
Commonwealth Short Story Prize (Pacific Region) - Winner in 2014 for 'The Dog and the Sea'
Writing Australia Unpublished Manuscript Award - Winner in 2013 for The Things We Tell Ourselves
Varuna Publisher Fellowship - Recipient in 2013 for The Things We Tell Ourselves
Asialink Writers Residency - Awarded in 2011 to undertake research in Cambodia
Australian Society of Authors Mentorship - Awarded in 2011 for The Things We Tell Ourselves

SHORT FICTION
'The Dog and the Sea', Commonwealth Writers
'Wrecking Ball', The Best Australian Stories 2013, (Black Inc., ed. Kim Scott)
'Natural Selection', Overland (Spring, 2013)
'In the Park', Seizure, (2013)
'Wrecking Ball', The Sleepers Almanac No. 8 (Sleepers, 2013)