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Stone Sky Gold Mountain

This multiple award-winning historical novel is now out in a glorious B format.

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It is 1877 and trouble is brewing on the Queensland gold fields.

Siblings Ying and Lai Yue have fled their home in China to seek their fortunes in Australia. But Lai Yue has a secret he is keeping from his sister, and Ying has a secret she is hiding from everyone else.

When Lai Yue gets a job on an overland expedition and Ying strikes up a friendship with Meriem, a young white woman with her own troubled past, it seems like things have taken a turn for the better. But when a serious crime is committed, suspicion falls on all those who are considered outsiders.

Evoking the rich, unfolding tapestry of Australian life in the late nineteenth century, Stone Sky Gold Mountain is a heartbreaking and universal story about the exiled and displaced, about those who encounter discrimination yet yearn for acceptance.

Mirandi Riwoe, author of Stone Sky Gold Mountain
Photo by Claudia Baxter

Mirandi Riwoe

Mirandi Riwoe is the author of Stone Sky Gold Mountain, which won the 2020 Queensland Literary Award – Fiction Book Award and the inaugural ARA Historical Novel Prize, and was shortlisted for the 2021 Stella Prize and longlisted for the 2021 Miles Franklin Literary Award. Her short story collection, The Burnished Sun, includes the novella, The Fish Girl, which won Seizure Viva la Novella and was shortlisted for the Stella Prize. Her work has appeared in Best Australian Stories, Meanjin, Review of Australian Fiction, Griffith Review and Best Summer Stories. Mirandi has a PhD in Creative Writing and Literary Studies and lives in Brisbane.