Author(s): Eliza Henry-Jones
The much anticipated new novel - about how a family, and a rural community, recover from a terrible bushfire - from much loved and critically acclaimed writer, Eliza Henry Jones. A year ago, a devastating bushfire ripped Annie's world apart - killing her grandmother, traumatising her young daughter and leaving her mother's home in the mountains half destroyed. Annie fled back to the city, but the mountain continues to haunt her. Now, drawn by a call for help from her uncle, she's going back to the place she loves most in the world, to try to heal herself, her marriage, her daughter and her mother. A heart-wrenching, tender and lovely novel about loss, grief and regeneration, Ache is not only a story of how we can be broken, but how we can put ourselves back together. Eliza Henry Jones' debut novel, In the Quiet, was shortlisted for the Readings Prize for New Australian Fiction, shortlisted for the NSW Premier's Award and longlisted for the ABIA and Indie Awards. Praise for In the Quiet: 'Henry-Jones, in her debut novel, has structured a glorious book that will make you cry, guaranteed. But it's also uplifting and tender. A surprise find' - Sydney Morning Herald
A story of four generations of women dealing with the afterman of a bushfire.
—Eliza Henry-Jones (author)