Bereft

Awards:   Short-listed for Australian Literature Society Gold Medal 2011 Short-listed for Miles Franklin Literary Award 2011 Shortlisted for Australian Literature Society Gold Medal 2011. Shortlisted for Miles Franklin Literary Award 2011. Shortlisted for Ned Kelly Awards for Australian Crime Writing: Best Crime Novel 2011. Winner of ABIA Australian Literary Fiction Book of the Year 2011. Winner of Australian Independent Booksellers Indie Awards: Fiction 2011.
Author:   Chris Womersley
Publisher:   Quercus Publishing
ISBN:  

9780857386557


Pages:   272
Publication Date:   05 July 2012
Format:   Paperback
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
This item will be ordered in for you from one of our suppliers. Upon receipt, we will promptly dispatch it out to you. For in store availability, please contact us.

Our Price $23.26 Quantity:  
Add to Cart

Share |

Bereft


Add your own review!

Awards

  • Short-listed for Australian Literature Society Gold Medal 2011
  • Short-listed for Miles Franklin Literary Award 2011
  • Shortlisted for Australian Literature Society Gold Medal 2011.
  • Shortlisted for Miles Franklin Literary Award 2011.
  • Shortlisted for Ned Kelly Awards for Australian Crime Writing: Best Crime Novel 2011.
  • Winner of ABIA Australian Literary Fiction Book of the Year 2011.
  • Winner of Australian Independent Booksellers Indie Awards: Fiction 2011.

Overview

Australia, 1919. Quinn Walker returns from the Great War to the New South Wales town of Flint: the birthplace he fled ten years earlier when he was accused of a heinous act. Aware of the townsmen's vow to hang him, Quinn takes to the surrounding hills. Here, deciding upon his plan of action, and questioning just what he has returned for, he meets Sadie Fox. This mysterious girl seems to know, and share, his darkest fear. And, as their bond greatens, Quinn learns what he must do to lay the ghosts of his past, and Sadie's present, to rest.

Full Product Details

Author:   Chris Womersley
Publisher:   Quercus Publishing
Imprint:   riverrun
Dimensions:   Width: 12.60cm , Height: 2.10cm , Length: 19.80cm
Weight:   0.267kg
ISBN:  

9780857386557


ISBN 10:   0857386557
Pages:   272
Publication Date:   05 July 2012
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
This item will be ordered in for you from one of our suppliers. Upon receipt, we will promptly dispatch it out to you. For in store availability, please contact us.

Table of Contents

Reviews

'Real brilliance ... This is a distinguished novel' Independent. 'Just once in a while, a thriller comes along that is so good it takes your breath away. Chris Womersley's second novel does that in a heartbeat' Daily Mail. 'I hammered through Bereft in a day; I didn't want to be away from it' Evie Wyld, author of After the Fire, A Still Small Voice.


'Real brilliance ... This is a distinguished novel' Independent. 'Just once in a while, a thriller comes along that is so good it takes your breath away. Chris Womersley's second novel does that in a heartbeat' Daily Mail. 'I hammered through Bereft in a day; I didn't want to be away from it' Evie Wyld, author of After the Fire, A Still Small Voice. 'Chris Womersley's novel begins like a classic crime yarn ... But this unusual and rewarding tale quickly develops into something else ... both moving and revealing' Independent on Sunday. 'a timeless, concise telling of an excellent story. It's one of those narrations where every word has been strongly considered, but that's never on show' Bookbag. 'an inspiring read. Womersley's prose is clear, evocative and powerful; an utter joy' The Irish Times.


'a timeless, concise telling of an excellent story. It's one of those narrations where every word has been strongly considered, but that's never on show' Bookbag. Bookbag 'Just once in a while, a thriller comes along that is so good it takes your breath away. Chris Womersley's second novel does that in a heartbeat' Daily Mail. Daily Mail 'Real brilliance ... This is a distinguished novel' Independent. Independent 'Chris Womersley's novel begins like a classic crime yarn ... But this unusual and rewarding tale quickly develops into something else ... both moving and revealing' Independent on Sunday. Independent on Sunday 'an inspiring read. Womersley's prose is clear, evocative and powerful; an utter joy' Irish Times. Irish Times 'I hammered through Bereft in a day; I didn't want to be away from it' Evie Wyld, author of After the Fire, A Still Small Voice. Evie Wyld


Author Information

Author Website:   http://www.chriswomersley.com

Chris Womersley was born in Melbourne in 1968. His fiction and reviews have appeared in numerous journals and anthologies, including Granta New Writing and The Age. Bereft is his second novel.

Tab Content 6

Author Website:   http://www.chriswomersley.com

Customer Reviews

Recent Reviews

No review item found!

Add your own review!

Countries Available

All regions
Latest Reading Guide

sla

L 

Shopping Cart
Your cart is empty
Shopping cart
Mailing List