All Our Shimmering Skies
‘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
‘Unputdownable’ SYDNEY MORNING HERALD
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.
‘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 -