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Publisher Description

Winner of the 2014 Miles Franklin Award

Who or what is watching Jake Whyte from the woods?

Jake Whyte is the sole resident of an old farmhouse on an unnamed island, a place of ceaseless rains and battering winds. It’s just her, her untamed companion, Dog, and a flock of sheep. Which is how she wanted it to be. But something is coming for the sheep – every few nights it picks one off, leaves it in rags.

It could be anything. There are foxes in the woods, a strange boy and a strange man, rumours of an obscure, formidable beast. And there is Jake’s unknown past, perhaps breaking into the present, a story hidden thousands of miles away and years ago, in a landscape of different colour and sound, a story held in the scars that stripe her back.

Set between Australia and a remote English island, All the Birds, Singing is the story of one how one woman’s present comes from a terrible past. It is the second novel from the award-winning author of After the Fire, A Still Small Voice.

Fiction & Literature
1 July
Penguin Random House Australia
Penguin Random House Australia Pty Ltd

Customer Reviews

Gjdsevg ,

Not complete. Bones are there for great novel

This book had an interesting character and suspense throughout. The author seemed to move back and forth through time and did it well. However the ending was one of those incomplete ones. So much more could have been explained and more detail given around some very interesting relationships and circumstances. I was very disappointed.

Gingamegs ,

Would be more satisfying if it was finished

Good story with strong prose and I even enjoyed the unique sequencing of events. My one major complaint is that the ending was so abrupt that it felt unfinished, like the final chapter was somehow scrubbed from existence. This book felt more like a novella than a novel.

KookieK ,

All the Birds, Singing

One of the best books in the history of literary fiction. Full stop.

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