The world-building here is excellent. Abbott is strong on the anthropological details. She also shows how the good intentions of a community are perverted not just by scarcity but by emergent patterns of power and the Nietzschean urge to preserve them at all costs. An accomplished and highly readable debut.
Ed Wright, The Australian
Watershed is brilliantly imagined, clever and just plain thrilling. Cancel everything, you won’t be able to stop reading.
Abbott's ability as a female writer to get inside the skin of the young Jeremiah is one of the book's highlights.
Linda Morris, The Sunday Age