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Why is a massive bridge being built to connect the sleepy island of Bruny with the mainland of Tasmania? And why have terrorists blown it up?
When the Bruny bridge is bombed, UN troubleshooter Astrid Coleman agrees to return home to help her brother before an upcoming election. But this is no simple task. Her brother and sister are on either side of politics, the community is full of conspiracy theories, her mother is fading and her father is quoting Shakespeare. Only on Bruny does the world seem sane. Until Astrid discovers how far the government is willing to go. Bruny is a searing, subversive novel about family, love,loyalty and the new world order. It is a gripping thriller with a jaw-dropping twist, a love story, a cry from the heart and a fiercely entertaining and crucial work of imagination that asks the burning question: what would you do to protect the place you love?
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’A glorious novel, meditative and special in a way that defies easy articulation.’ Hannah Kent, author of Burial Rites
’Audacious and beautiful.’ Dominic Smith, author of The Last Painting of Sara de Vos
’I adored it, and it is my book of the year so far.’ Amanda Rayner, Readings Reviews
’… coruscates with captivating energy … Incisive, beautiful, and precise.’ Foreword Reviews, starred review
’Captivating … a gem of a novel.’ Library Journal, starred review
’Deeply involving … profound … emotionally rich and thought-provoking.’ Booklist, starred review
’With rare subtlety and humanity, this novel relocates the difficult path to wonder in us all.’ The Christina Stead Prize 2017
’Profound … a tender meditation on art, love, grief, and life.’ Bustle
’An unusual and lively work of fiction.’ Newsday
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