The Voices, The

The Voices, The

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The new novel from the sparklingly original 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 an eloquent lament for a disappearing culture, told with extraordinary delicacy and power. It is a novel of seductive beauty set in a timeless landscape, and will not easily be forgotten.

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  • Hardback | 336 pages
  • 159 x 240mm | 580g
  • HarperCollins Publishers
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Reinforced binding Reinforced binding 24
  • 1841152013
  • 9781841152011

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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

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About Susan Elderkin

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 London.

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