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Main Title: All that's left unsaid / Tracey Lien. Book Cover
Author: Lien, Tracey,author.
Imprint: London : HQ, 2022.
Collation: 339 pages ; paperback ; 24 cm.
Subject: ABIA nominations
Australian fiction
Stella Prize Nominations
Indie Book Awards nominations
ISBN: 9780008547073 0008547076
1996 -- Cabramatta, Sydney. 'Just let him go.' Those are words Ky Tran will forever regret. The words she spoke when her parents called to ask if they should let her younger brother Denny out to celebrate his high school graduation with friends. That night, Denny -- optimistic, guileless Denny -- is brutally murdered inside a busy restaurant in the Sydney suburb of Cabramatta, a refugee enclave facing violent crime, and an indifferent police force. Returning home for the funeral, Ky learns that the police are stumped by her brother's case. Even though several people were present at Denny's murder, each bystander claims to have seen nothing, and they are all staying silent. Determined to uncover the truth, Ky tracks down and questions the witnesses herself. But what she learns goes beyond what happened that fateful night. The silence has always been there, threaded through the generations, and Ky begins to expose the complex traumas weighing on those present the night Denny died. As she peels back the layers of the place that shaped her, she must confront more than the reasons her brother is dead. And once those truths have finally been spoken, how can any of them move on?

Indie Book Awards Longlist 2023
Stella Longlist 2023
Indie Book Awards Debut Fiction winner 2023
ABIA Shortlist 2023
Result Collection Location Shelf No Status Notes
Fiction Main Library 823.4 LIE.TRA Available