One may as well begin, once upon a time We thought to tell a story with such momentum; a truck careering down a hillside, thunder in a rocky riverbed, a skeleton tumbling to the ground. There must be at least one brave and resilient character as its centre, Tily Coolman (one of us), and the story will speak of magic in an empirical age; of how our dead will return, transformed, to support us again and from within. Except this is no fairy tale.
"First published in 2017 in Picador by Pan Macmillan."--Title page verso.
Miles Franklin Longlist 2018
Victorian Premier’s Literary Award 2019 - The Prize for Indigenous Writing - winner