All Our Shimmering Skies

By Trent Dalton

‘The most extraordinary writer – a rare talent’ NIKKI GEMMELL, internationally bestselling author

‘A lyrical and mesmerising mythic quest story’ SUNDAY EXPRESS

‘Extravagantly beautiful writing’ ADELAIDE ADVERTISER


1942 – Japanese bombs rain down in Darwin, Australia.

Motherless Molly Hook, the gravedigger’s daughter, turns to the road, seeking the deep-country sorcerer who put a curse on her family.

By her side are the most unlikely travelling companions: Greta, a razor-tongued actress, and Yukio, a fallen Japanese fighter pilot.

As they journey from the vine forests to Australia’s wild and magical monsoon lands, they will encounter grave danger and discover true love…

Immerse yourself in a love letter to Australia from its best-loved writer.

Format: ebook
Release Date: 29 Sep 2020
Pages: None
ISBN: 978-0-00-843838-8
Trent Dalton’s debut novel, Boy Swallows Universe, is a much-loved, multi-prize-winning and critically acclaimed international bestseller which has been published in over 35 countries. His second novel, All Our Shimmering Skies, was also an international bestseller. He is a staff writer for the Weekend Australian magazine and lives in Brisbane, Australia.

‘The most extraordinary writer - a rare talent' Nikki Gemmell, internationally bestselling author -

”'This is a lyrical, mesmerising mythic quest story from the author of Boy Swallows Universe” - SUNDAY EXPRESS

'A work of shimmering originality and energy, with extraordinary characters and a clever, thrilling plot … unputdownable' SYDNEY MORNING HERALD -

”'Even better than Boy Swallows Universe…There’s a whiff of southern gothic here, with Molly reminding me of Scout Finch from To Kill A Mockingbird” - THE AUSTRALIAN

”'Tumultuous and ultimately beautiful… poetic and full of grace” - HERALD SUN

”'The book is alight with joyous candour, extravagantly beautiful writing and a series of intriguing jungle-set pieces” - ADELAIDE ADVERTISER

”'A magical realist epic grounded by a vividly evoked sense of place and a cheeky sense of humour” - WEST AUSTRALIAN

'As Australian as outback red dirt and as universal as the sky young Molly Hook's journey takes place beneath, All Our Shimmering Skies is an open-hearted wonder, by turns heartbreaking and full of hope, no less than an instant classic' VENERO ARMANNO -

'Australia has a new literary hero. Molly Hook - part Cordelia, part Jo March, part Pippi Longstocking - pulls us into a story and a landscape that is mythic, beguiling and almost hallucinatory in its beauty. And instantly recognisable as our own' KRISTINA OLSSON -

'This is storytelling at its absolute purest, a truly courageous expression of longing, hope and love … against unimaginable odds' ASHER KEDDIE -