Waiting On Wednesday: ‘All Our Shimmering Skies’ by Trent Dalton

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted at Breaking the Spine. The purpose is to spotlight upcoming releases that we are excited for.

 

Published by: Harper Collins Australia

Expected Publication: 29th September 2020

Darwin, 1942, and as Japanese bombs rain overhead, motherless Molly Hook, the gravedigger’s daughter, turns once again to the sky for guidance. She carries a stone heart inside a duffel bag next to the 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: a razor-tongued actress named Greta and a fallen Japanese fighter pilot named Yukio.


‘Run, Molly, run,’ says the daytime sky. Run to the vine forests. Run to northern Australia’s wild and magical monsoon lands. Run to friendship. Run to love. Run. Because the graverobber’s coming, Molly, and the night-time sky is coming with him. So run, Molly, run.

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 true love and grave danger; of the darkness and the light; of bones and blue skies. A buoyant, beautiful and magical novel abrim with warmth, wit and wonder, a love letter to Australia and the art of looking up.

4 thoughts on “Waiting On Wednesday: ‘All Our Shimmering Skies’ by Trent Dalton

      • Ally says:

        I haven’t read it either but the advice I have been given and give to people who borrow it is, if you feel like giving up keep reading until chapter 4.

      • Jess says:

        Thanks for the headsup. Its hype still scares me (I’m afraid it won’t live up to it), but I need to read it for my top 100 challenge at some point.

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