All the Birds, Singing
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Winner of the 2014 Miles Franklin Award
Who or what is watching Jake Whyte from the woods?
Jake Whyte is the sole resident of an old farmhouse on an unnamed island, a place of ceaseless rains and battering winds. It's just her, her untamed companion, Dog, and a flock of sheep. Which is how she wanted it to be. But something is coming for the sheep - every few nights it picks one off, leaves it in rags.
It could be anything. There are foxes in the woods, a strange boy and a strange man, rumours of an obscure, formidable beast. And there is Jake's unknown past, perhaps breaking into the present, a story hidden thousands of miles away and years ago, in a landscape of different colour and sound, a story held in the scars that stripe her back.
Set between Australia and a remote English island, All the Birds, Singing is the story of one how one woman's present comes from a terrible past. It is the second novel from the award-winning author of After the Fire, A Still Small Voice.
From Publishers Weekly
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Not complete. Bones are there for great novel
This book had an interesting character and suspense throughout. The author seemed to move back and forth through time and did it well. However the ending was one of those incomplete ones. So much more could have been explained and more detail given around some very interesting relationships and circumstances. I was very disappointed.
Great until the ending????????
How can you possibly leave so much story untold. Too many loose ends. Very disappointed. Was so captivating until the end.
Something not quite right
One star only for 'dog'. Felt unfinished.