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Shell Paperback – 14 April 2020

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  • Paperback : 272 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 1501193147
  • ISBN-13 : 978-1501193149
  • Product Dimensions : 13.49 x 1.78 x 20.96 cm
  • Publisher : Washington Square Press (14 April 2020)
  • Language: : English
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.0 out of 5 stars 16 ratings

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Praise for Shell:

"A luminous look at a city at a time of change, a time when the building of the Sydney Opera House was a reach for greatness."-- "New York Times"

Praise for The China Garden:

"Olsson is a gifted writer with considerable verbal flair." --Trent Dalton, bestselling author of Boy Swallows Universe "The Age"

"Shell is a masterful novel. Olsson brings to vivid life a country at the precipice of self-awareness, at a moment of intellectual and ethical schism that will define its place in the wider world, and she does this brilliantly through intensely moving and personal stories of love and loss, of morality and betrayal. As ethereal, shimmering, and magical as the book's beating heart, the Sydney Opera House, it is fair to say that Shell shares the architectural masterpiece's majesty."

--Matthew Condon, award-winning author of The Trout Opera and Three Crooked Kings "The Guardian"

"A contemplative story of personal guilt and political upheaval."--Thomas Keneally "Publishers Weekly"

"An ambitious canvas, a complex and provocative novel of ideas."--Matthew Condon, award-winning author of The Trout Opera and Three Crooked Kings "Sydney Morning Herald"

"Evocative, learned, and moving."--Thomas Keneally "The Sunday Times"

"The China Garden will suit literature lovers who enjoy slow, steady reads with intriguing characters." --Ashley Hay, author of A Hundred Small Lessons "The Australian Bookshelf"

"A beguiling, original, and beautifully written imagining of Sydney of the sixties. "--Gail Jones, award-winning author "New York Journal of Books"

"A closely observed, carefully paced and tastefully produced work of fiction."--Ashley Hay, author of A Hundred Small Lessons "The Canberra Times"

"A heartwarming and realistic tale." --Ashley Hay, author of A Hundred Small Lessons "Daily Telegraph"

About the Author

Kristina Olsson is a journalist and the award-winning author of the novels Shell, In One Skin, and The China Garden, and two works of nonfiction, Boy, Lost: A Family Memoir and Kilroy was Here. She lives in Brisbane, Australia.

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Mr Peter Mooney
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