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Main Title: When the night comes / Favel Parrett. Book Cover
Author: Parrett, Favel, author.
Imprint: Sydney NSW Hachette, ||2014
Collation: 260 pages ; pbk, 22 cm.
Subject: Hobart in fiction
Miles Franklin Award nominations
Australian fiction
ISBN: 9780733626586 (paperback)
Running away from the mainland was supposed to make their lives better. But, for Isla and her brother, their mother's sadness and the cold, damp greyness of Hobart's stone streets seeps into everything. Then, one morning, Isla sees a red ship. That colour lights her day. And when a sailor from the ship befriends her mother, he shares his stories with them all - of Antarctica, his home in Denmark and life onboard. Like the snow white petrels that survive in the harshest coldest place, this lonely girl at the bottom of the world will learn that it is possible to go anywhere, be anything. But she will also find out that it is just as easy to lose it all.

Miles Franklin longlist 2015
Result Collection Location Shelf No Status Notes
Fiction Main Library 823.4 PAR.FAV Available