When the Night Comes

When the Night Comes 1

by Favel Parrett

Publication Date: 26/08/2014

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Longlisted for the Miles Franklin Literary Award 2015. Running away from the mainland was supposed to make their lives better. But, for Isla and her brother, their mother's sadness and the cold, damp greyness of Hobart's stone streets seeps into everything. Then, one morning, Isla sees a red ship. That colour lights her day. And when a sailor from the ship befriends her mother, he shares his stories with them all - of Antarctica, his home in Denmark and life onboard. Like the snow white petrels that survive in the harshest coldest place, this lonely girl at the bottom of the world will learn that it is possible to go anywhere, be anything. But she will also find out that it is just as easy to lose it all. For Isla, those two long summers will change everything. Favel Parrett delivers an evocative and gently told story about the power fear and kindness have to change lives.
ISBN:
9780733626586
9780733626586
Category:
Contemporary fiction
Publication Date:
26-08-2014
Publisher:
Hachette Australia
Country of origin:
Australia
Pages:
272
Dimensions (mm):
216x136x20mm
Weight:
0.3kg
Favel Parrett

In 2011, Favel Parrett's career was launched with her critically acclaimed debut Past The Shallows. A heart-breaking novel, it was sold internationally, shortlisted in the prestigious Miles Franklin Award and won the Dobbie Literary Award. Favel herself won the ABIA Newcomer of the Year Award in 2012. Her next novel, When The Night Comes, was also critically acclaimed and further consolidated Favel's reputation with booksellers and readers. Favel's short stories have been published in various journals including Island, Griffith Review and Wet Ink. There Was Still Love is Favel's eagerly awaited third novel.

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  • stunning and evocative

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    Set predominately in Hobart, this evocative, pure and quietly powerful novel is the story of Isla and Bo, an international sailor who was befriended by Isla’s family. This is beautiful piece of writing that is thoroughly moving and well recommended.