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    DescriptionThe new novel from Susan Elderkin, one of Granta's 'Best of British' writers and the award-winning author of 'Sunset Over Chocolate Mountains'. In the remote, blood-red landscape of the Australian bush, thirteen-year-old Billy Saint hears the haunting song of an Aboriginal girl. The song tugs at something deep, something larger and more powerful than himself. She has sung Billy up - and he is destined to love her for ever. In an Alice Springs hospital ten years later, recovering from gruesome wounds of mysterious origin, Billy attempts to explain the voices in his head. But only Cecily, the Aboriginal nurse, will listen. What unravels is a mesmerising account of the relationship between a man, the land he loves, and the spirits of the country, struggling to be heard before it is too late. 'The Voices' is as seductively beautiful as the timeless landscape in which it is set. A lament for a disappearing culture, told with great delicacy and power, it will continue to haunt its readers long after the final page has turned.


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    Title
    The Voices
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Susan Elderkin
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 700
    Width: 156 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780007240913
    ISBN 10: 0007240910
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    DC21: 823.914
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    BISAC V2.8: FIC019000
    Thema V1.0: FBA
    Edition
    Large type / large print
    Edition statement
    Large type edition
    Publisher
    HarperCollins Publishers
    Imprint name
    FOURTH ESTATE LTD
    Publication date
    03 April 2006
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Susan Elderkin is the acclaimed author of Sunset over Chocolate Mountains. Born in 1968, she has worked as an ice-cream seller, an English teacher in a Slovakian shoe factory and, for the past five years, as a freelance journalist. She lives in New York.
    Review quote
    Praise for 'Sunset Over Chocolate Mountains': 'Rich, strange, unclassifiable...like "Captain Corelli's Mandolin". "Sunset Over Chocolate Mountains" has an intricate structure, evoking a tenderness and charm that weave magically around its characters. Heartfelt and stylish.' The Times 'This is a bold, captivating debut from an intelligent new voice.' Daily Mail 'Richly imaginative, strange and compelling, this novel contains as many stinging surprises as the desert in which it is set.' Guardian 'It is likely that Susan Elderkin will continue entertaining and moving us. A first-rate writer of literature.' Observer 'Fresh and original.' Company