The Truth About Peacock Blue by Rosanne Hawke

The Truth about Peacock Blue is written in the first person with the voice of Aster, who is thirteen at the start of the novel. Her fifteen year-old brother dies suddenly and her parents decide that she should receive the education her brother would have, rather than an arranged marriage that would have happened if Read More …

Harry Mac by Russell Eldridge

Neighbours and best friends Tom and Millie spend their time between school and the lane they live on, on the outskirts of a town in South Africa. Tom’s father, Harry Mac, is editor of a newspaper, which complicates matters in this volatile political time. Mysterious events are happening and secrets are kept. Russell Eldridge’s knowledge Read More …

Hows Your Father by Rose Boyt

Boyt narrates four generations of one of the poorest families in Hackney, the Thomas family. Shackled by poverty and the depravity that comes with desperation, members of the family manage to weave themselves into unlikely and dark scenarios. Scenarios in which there seems to be no way out but the most painful and taxing. The weight Read More …

The Wonder Lover by Malcolm Knox

John Wonder is a man jumping in between multiple realities: three separate wives in three separate cities, and a new woman – Cicada Economopoulos – who he is now infatuated with. An “Authenticator”, a job revolving around fact-checking and verification, John Wonder’s ironic existence balances on a narrow beam. Told through the perspectives of his Read More …