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READING: 1 MARCH 2017

Takes the reader into the mysteries and truths that lie at the heart of our country

After years of travelling, Saul is trying to settle down.

But one night he receives the devastating news of the death of his oldest friend, Jed, recently returned from working in a remote Aboriginal community.

Saul's discovery in Jed's belongings of a photo of a woman convinces him that she may hold the answers to Jed's fate.

So he heads out on a journey into the heart of the Australian desert to find the truth, setting in motion a powerful story about the landscapes that shape us and the ghosts that lay their claim.

The Crying Place is a haunting, luminous novel about love, country, and the varied ways in which we grieve.

In its unflinching portrayal of the borderlands where worlds come together, and the past and present overlap, it speaks of the places and moments that bind us.

The myths that draw us in. And, ultimately, the ways in which we find our way home.

Based on media release issued by Allen & Unwin (https://www.allenandunwin.com/)

DETAILS

The Crying Place, by Lia Hills

Allen & Unwin | 480pp paperback | $29.99