Flyaway by Kathleen Jennings
Strange what chooses to flourish here. Which plants. Which stories. Bettina Scott lives a tidy, quiet life in Runagate, tending to her delicate mother and their well-kept garden after her father and brothers disappear – until a note arrives that sends Bettina into the scrublands beyond, searching for answers about what really happened to this town, and to her family. For this is a land where superstitions hunt and folk tales dream – and power is there for the taking, for those willing to look.
‘A superbly told tale of folklore-infused fantasy, full of rising dread, set in a sharply observed Australian outback town.’ Garth Nix
WINNER OF THE BRITISH FANTASY AWARDS: THE SYDNEY J. BOUNDS AWARD FOR BEST NEWCOMER 2021 SHORTLISTED FOR THE COURIER-MAIL PEOPLE’S CHOICE QUEENSLAND BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD 2021 PRAISE FOR FLYAWAY
A captivating debut novel that transforms the familiar Australian landscape into a place of monsters and magic, cruelty and fear.