The Choke

Author: Sofie Laguna
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  • : $32.99(AUD)
  • : 9781760297244
  • : Allen & Unwin
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  • : June 2017
  • : 234mm X 153mm
  • : Australia
  • : 32.99
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  • : Sofie Laguna
  • : Paperback
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Description

Abandoned by her mother and seldom visited by her unpredictable, violent father, 10-year-old Justine is raised by her grandfather, Pop - a man tormented by visions of war.
Through years of poverty and neglect, Justine finds solace in the staggering natural beauty of the nearby Murray River. But when outside threats infiltrate even this sanctuary, who is there to protect her from danger?
Exposed to a lethal world, Justine must navigate the final years of her precarious childhood alone. She must find ways to endure, she must run when she has to, and, ultimately, she must fight back.
Sofie Laguna, winner of the 2015 Miles Franklin Literary Award for The Eye of the Sheep, once again shows she is a writer of rare empathy, originality and blazing talent.

Awards

Longlisted for The 2018 Stella Prize

Short-listed for Victorian Premier's Literary Awards - Fiction 2018 (Australia)

Indie Book Awards - Winner Fiction 2018 (Australia)

Shortlisted for the ABIA Literary Fiction Book of the Year 2018