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In a small Western Queensland town, a reserved young woman receives a note from one of her vanished brothers—a note that makes question her memories of their disappearance and her father’s departure.

A beguiling story that proves that gothic delights and uncanny family horror can live—and even thrive—under a burning sun, Flyaway introduces readers to Bettina Scott, whose
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Kindle Edition, 176 pages
Expected publication: July 28th 2020 by Tor.com
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Alix Harrow
Aug 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A dark family fairy tale steeped in monsters and magic. Australian folk-horror with a strong Shirley Jackson vibe. Prose that lurks and bites and snatches at your ankles.

It's so good, y'all.
Corey White
Aug 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A tale of small-town claustrophobia, family strife and secrets, and stories within stories, set against a backdrop of a uniquely Australian landscape so vivid you can smell the dust and eucalyptus.
Jordan Shiveley
Nov 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
There are many stories tangled in the bramble lined lives of the people and creatures of Flyaway. But as much as the dirt and the scrub and the caves and the sky seek to keep their secrets one thing shines through in this book. Kathleen Jennings has created a work of startling wonder. The prose both lulls you down to sleep with its languorous beauty then swiftly slits your throat with visceral horror. And even as you lay there bleeding out all you can think to do is to turn the next page because ...more
Bobbi Jo
Nov 26, 2019 marked it as to-read
My word... That cover... Be still my beating.. heart. Oh!!
I now must read.
Caleb Masters
Sep 20, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A beautifully dark and lush novella about family and the secrets we keep. Set in rural (and slightly fantastical) Queensland, Flyaway is evocatively written, full of razor sharp edges and lonely, dusty roads. Jenning’s writing has a unique lyrical rhythm to it that immediately grabbed me and her gorgeous hand-cut illustrations that accompany every chapter sealed the deal. An entrancing and unforgettable debut.
Alex Adsett
Jun 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
From the blurb: "In a small Western Queensland town, a reserved young woman receives a note from one of her missing brothers - a note that makes her question her memories of their disappearance and her father's departure. Slowly, after reluctantly seeking help from two old schoolmates, she begins to unravel the truth of her own past and what lies her mother may have told her. Transformation, enchantment, and the emotional truths of family history teem in Kathleen Jenning's stunning debut ...more
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