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  • Hachette Australia
  • Hachette Australia
  • Hachette Australia

Nest

Inga Simpson

5 Reviews

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Australia, Fiction, Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945), Crime & mystery, Thriller / suspense

A gripping and thought-provoking novel about finding the lost child in all of us.

'[a] truly rich novel' SYDNEY MORNING HERALD

Once an artist and teacher, Jen now spends her time watching the birds around her house and tending her lush sub-tropical garden near the small town where she grew up. The only person she sees regularly is Henry, who comes after school for drawing lessons.

When a girl in Henry's class goes missing, Jen is pulled back into the depths of her own past. When she was Henry's age she lost her father and her best friend Michael - both within a week. The whole town talked about it then, and now, nearly forty years later, they're talking about it again.

Everyone is waiting - for the girl to be found and the summer rain to arrive. At last, when the answers do come, like the wet, it is in a drenching, revitalising downpour . . .

Longlisted for the Miles Franklin Literary Award 2015
Longlisted for The Stella Prize 2015

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Praise for Nest

  • a gently persuasive novel that leaves you richer - AUSTRALIAN BOOK REVIEW

  • A perfect book club read.

  • 4/5 STARS - BOOKS + PUBLISHING

  • Entrancing - ADELAIDE ADVERTISER

  • This gentle introspective novel will delight . . . Inga Simpson writes wondrously. - GOOD READING

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UNDERSTORY by Inga Simpson | About her new book UNDERSTORY

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Inga Simpson

Inga Simpson began her career as a professional writer for government before gaining a PhD in creative writing. In 2011, she took part in the Queensland Writers Centre Manuscript Development Program and, as a result, Hachette Australia published her first novel, MR WIGG, in 2013. NEST, Inga's second novel, was published in 2014, before being longlisted for the Miles Franklin Literary Award and the Stella Prize, and shortlisted for the ALS Gold Medal. Inga's third novel, the acclaimed Where the Trees Were, was published in 2016. Inga won the final Eric Rolls Prize for her nature writing and recently completed a second PhD, exploring the history of Australian nature writers. Inga's memoir about her love of Australian nature and life with trees, UNDERSTORY, will be published in June 2017.

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