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by Dalton, Trent.

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TitleAll our shimmering skies
Author / Responsible partyDalton, Trent.
GenreAustralian fiction, Historical fiction.
TopicsAustralian fiction, Historical fiction. Magic realist fiction. Blessing and cursing -- Fiction. Families -- Fiction. Family violence -- Fiction. Friendship -- Fiction. Secrecy -- Fiction. World War, 1939-1945 -- Fiction.
Intended AudienceAdult
PublisherVisAbility Ltd.


Darwin, 1942. As Japanese bombs rain down, motherless Molly Hook, the gravedigger's daughter, is looking to the skies and running for her life. Inside a duffel bag she carries a stone heart, alongside a map to lead her to Longcoat Bob, the deep-country sorcerer who she believes 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. The treasure lies before them, but close behind them trails the dark. And above them, always, are the shimmering skies. A story about gifts that fall from the sky, curses we dig from the earth and the secrets we bury inside ourselves, All Our Shimmering Skies is an odyssey of true love and grave danger, of darkness and light, of bones and blue skies. It is a love letter to Australia and an ode to the art of looking up, a buoyant, beautiful and magical novel, abrim with warmth, wit and wonder.

Additional Information

System control numberS15470
Original Print Publisher[Sydney, NSW] : Fourth Estate, 2020.
NarratorRuby Rees.
Narrator NameRuby Rees.
Participant or performer noteRuby Rees.