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  • Published: 1 September 2010
  • ISBN: 9781741668667
  • Imprint: Vintage Australia
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 304
  • RRP: $19.99
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After the Fire, A Still Small Voice




The acclaimed debut novel from the 2014 Miles Franklin Award-winning author

The acclaimed debut novel from the 2014 Miles Franklin Award-winning author

Following the breakdown of a turbulent relationship, Frank moves from Canberra to a shack on the east coast once owned by his grandparents. There, among the sugar cane and sand dunes, he struggles to rebuild his life. Forty years earlier, Leon is growing up in Sydney, turning out treacle tarts at his parents’ bakery and flirting with one of the local girls. But when he’s conscripted as a machine-gunner in Vietnam, he finds himself suddenly confronting the same experiences that haunt his war-veteran father. As these two stories weave around each other - each narrated in a voice as tender as it is fierce - we learn what binds together Frank and Leon, and what may end up keeping them apart.

  • Pub date: 1 September 2010
  • ISBN: 9781741668667
  • Imprint: Vintage Australia
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 304
  • RRP: $19.99

About the Author

Evie Wyld

Evie Wyld grew up in Australia and the UK. She now runs Review, a small independent bookshop in London. Her first novel, After the Fire, A Still Small Voice, won the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize and a Betty Trask Award. In 2011 she was listed as one of the Culture Show's Best New British Novelists. She was also shortlisted for the Orange Prize for New Writers, the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize and the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. In 2013 she was listed as one of Granta’s Best of Young British Novelists. Evie’s second novel, All The Birds, Singing, was published in 2013. It was longlisted for the 2014 Stella Prize and the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction, and shortlisted for the Costa Novel Prize and the James Tait Black Memorial Prize. She is the winner of the 2013 Encore Award, the Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize and the 2014 Miles Franklin Award. Her graphic novel with illustrator Joe Sumner, Everything is Teeth, was published in 2015.

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Praise for After the Fire, A Still Small Voice

“‘Just sometimes a book is so complete, so compelling and potent, that you are fearful of breaking its hold.’ -- DAILY MAIL (UK)”


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