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

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.

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

About the author

Evie Wyld

Evie Wyld's debut novel, After the Fire, A Still Small Voice, was shortlisted for the Impac Prize and awarded the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize. Her second, All the Birds, Singing, won the Miles Franklin Prize, the Encore Prize and the EU Prize for Literature, and shortlisted for the Costa Best Novel awards. In 2013 she was named as one of Granta’s Best of Young British Novelists, having previously been named by the BBC as one of the twelve best new British writers. She lives in Peckham.

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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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