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Little gods / Jenny Ackland.

By: Ackland, Jenny [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Crows Nest, NSW : Allen & Unwin, 2018Copyright date: ©2018Description: 345 pages ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9781760297114 (paperback); 1760297119 (paperback).Subject(s): Coming of age -- Fiction | Country life -- Victoria -- Fiction | Families -- Australia -- Fiction | Girls -- Australia -- Fiction | Family secrets -- Fiction | Truth -- Fiction | Mallee (Vic.) -- Fiction | Australian fictionDDC classification: A823.4 Summary: The setting is the Mallee, wide flat scrubland in north-western Victoria, country where men are bred quiet, women stoic and the gothic is never far away. Olive Lovelock has just turned twelve. She is smart, fanciful and brave and on the cusp of something darker than the small world she has known her entire life. She knows that adults aren't very good at keeping secrets and makes it her mission to uncover as many as she can. When she learns that she once had a baby sister who died, a child unacknowledged by her close but challenging family, Olive becomes convinced it was murder. Her obsession with the mystery and relentless quest to find out what happened have seismic repercussions for the rest of her family and their community. As everything starts to change, it is Olive herself who has the most to lose as the secrets she unearths multiply and take on complicated lives of their own.
List(s) this item appears in: Stella Prize 2019 - Celebrating Australian Women's Writing
Item type Current location Collection Call number Status Date due Barcode Item reserves
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Fiction ACKL Available IA1761104
Default Sunshine Library (DIY)
Fiction ACKL Issued 08/12/2019 IA1761112
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The setting is the Mallee, wide flat scrubland in north-western Victoria, country where men are bred quiet, women stoic and the gothic is never far away. Olive Lovelock has just turned twelve. She is smart, fanciful and brave and on the cusp of something darker than the small world she has known her entire life. She knows that adults aren't very good at keeping secrets and makes it her mission to uncover as many as she can. When she learns that she once had a baby sister who died, a child unacknowledged by her close but challenging family, Olive becomes convinced it was murder. Her obsession with the mystery and relentless quest to find out what happened have seismic repercussions for the rest of her family and their community. As everything starts to change, it is Olive herself who has the most to lose as the secrets she unearths multiply and take on complicated lives of their own.

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