All Our Shimmering Skies
1942. As Japanese bombs rain down in Darwin, motherless Molly Hook, the gravedigger’s daughter, turns to the sky for guidance and starts walking. She carries a map that leads to Longcoat Bob, the deep-country sorcerer who put a curse on her family.
By her side are the most unlikely travelling companions: Greta, a razor-tongued actress, and Yukio, a fallen Japanese fighter pilot. As they journey from the vine forests to Australia’s wild and magical monsoon lands, they will encounter grave danger and discover true love.
All Our Shimmering Skies is a story about gifts that fall from the sky, curses we dig from the earth and the secrets we bury inside ourselves. It is an odyssey of friendship and malice, of darkness and light; and, most of all, a love letter to Australia and the art of looking up.
About the Author
Trent Dalton is a staff writer for The Weekend Australian Magazine and a former assistant editor of The Courier-Mail. He’s a two-time winner of a Walkley Award for Excellence in Journalism, a three-time winner of a Kennedy Award for Excellence in NSW Journalism and a four-time winner of the national News Awards Feature Journalist of the Year. His first book, Boy Swallows Universe was an international bestseller.
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