Sometimes one book per country isn’t enough. Now that I’m on the lookout for international authors, their books jump out at me and I can’t refuse them even if I’ve already covered their territory. I’ve sneaked these books in between my “official” reading. I thought I’d share them with you.
Past the Shallows
by Favel Parrett
Originally published in 2011 by Hachette Australia
My edition: Washington Square Press, 2014 • 259 pgs
Summary: Haunted by the car wreck that killed their mother, terrified by their abusive father, and abandoned by their older brother, Harry and Miles face their father’s rage aboard a wave-tossed fishing boat.
Time Period: 1983
Notes: Parrett won the 2012 Newcomer of the Year Award from the Australian Book Industry. Past the Shallows was her first book, followed by this year’s When the Night Comes.