2011 Queensland Premier's Literary Award for Young Adult Book: Shortlisted
2011 Ethel Turner Prize for Young People's Literature: Shortlisted
From the moment Tom Downs was born backwards - the moment of his mother's death - time has held him the wrong way round, like he's caught inside a fractured story.
But the thing about Tom's town flooding, and the thing that takes him by suprise is not what Old Mother Murray takes away, but who she brings back.
The compelling and highly anticipated novel from Belinda Jeffrey, author of Brown Skin Blue.
‘With mesmerising yet austere prose, strong characters, and a tangible sense of place, Jeffrey's novel is compelling Australian fiction.’ Age