‘THE CRYING PLACE’ BY LIA HILLS
“The Crying Place is a brave & devastating novel of grief, place & belonging. I was swept up in Hills’ voice & by her storytelling skills right from the opening pages & I wasn’t released back into the world until I reached the end. Even then, the novel doesn’t let you go. Its grace, compassion & deep humanity make you see our country anew. This book is bracing & tough, kind & generous.” – Christos Tsiolkas “An impressive novel of friendship & the haunting contradictions at the base of Australian society.” – Alex Miller A luminous novel that takes readers into the mysteries & truths that lie at the heart of Australia, The Crying Place is about love, country & the varied ways in which we grieve. In its unflinching portrayal of the borderlands where cultures come together, & the past & present overlap, it speaks of the places & moments that bind us, & the myths that draw us in. And, ultimately, the ways in which we find our way home.
Allen & Unwin RRP: $29.99