From the author of A Lifetime of Impossible Days (winner of the Courier-Mail People's Choice QLD Book of the Year Award) comes this beautiful and uplifting story, that will make you laugh and make you cry.
Welcome to The Emporium of Imagination, a most unusual shop that travels the world offering vintage gifts to repair broken dreams and extraordinary phones to contact lost loved ones.
But, on arrival in the tiny township of Boonah, the store’s long-time custodian, Earlatidge Hubert Umbray, makes a shocking realisation. He is dying . . .
The clock is now ticking to find his replacement, because the people of Boonah are clearly in need of some restorative magic.
Like Enoch Rayne – a heartbroken ten-year-old boy mourning the loss of his father, while nurturing a guilty secret.
Like Ann Harlow, who has come to the town to be close to her dying grandmother. Though it’s Enoch’s father who dominates her thoughts - and regrets . . .
Even Earlatidge in his final days will experience the store as never before - and have the chance to face up to his own tragedy . . .
'Prepare to immerse yourself in wonder, childish delight and dark, dark trauma in this unique novel from a new and important Australian literary voice.' Australian Women's Weekly on A Lifetime of Impossible Days
I chose this book to see if I could break away from my standard genre of books. My goodness, this was make believe at its best & yet true to life with all the gorgeous characters & stuff at our fingertips that make our individual worlds. I’m in awe of this author & her imagination in every single chapter.
Beautifully written, so imaginative and a wonderfully heartwarming story
My inner child delighted in this story whilst my current adult marvelled at how wonderful the imagination of this author is and her ability to write such a heartwarming and beautiful (yet also sad) novel. I would walk down my own main st every morning at 3ish am if I thought there was even the slightest chance of finding the emporium of imagination. Oh my heart, I dreaded the end of this book 💕🙏🏻