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When her grandmother dies, Deirdre is left alone in a crumbling block of flats. Looking out the window one misty night, she sees a boy who seems familiar. Together, he and Deirdre must discover the secret of the old building, before it collapses and the secret is lost forever . . .

Gal and Deirdre have forgotten something. something really, really important.

When her grandmother dies, Deirdre is left alone in a crumbling block of flats. Looking out the window one misty night, she sees a boy who seems familiar. Together, he and Deirde must discover the secret of the old building, before it collapses and the secret is lost forever . . .

A beguilingly beautiful book about what it means to love - from the winner of the 2011 Victorian Premier's Literary Awards.

Praise for The Three Loves of Persimmon:
'Whimiscal, wise and outrageously charming . . .' Judges' Comments, Prime Minister's Literary Awards, 2011
'Part parable, part surrealist fable, part love story, the best word to describe this book is beautiful . . .' Judges' Comments, New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards, 2011

Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9780143204275

    July 24, 2013

    Penguin

    200 pages

    RRP $17.99

    Online retailers

    • Abbey's Bookshop
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    • QBD
    • Readings
    • Robinsons Bookshop
    Or

    Find your local bookstore at booksellers.org.au

  • EBook

    9781742538198

    July 24, 2013

    Penguin eBooks

    208 pages

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    • iBooks
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Awards and Recognition

  • CBCA Book of the Year Awards
    2014
    Notable Book
    Older Readers

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