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Nest : Longlisted for the 2015 Miles Franklin Award - Inga Simpson


Longlisted for the 2015 Miles Franklin Award


Published: 29th July 2014
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Published: 29th July 2014
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A gripping and thought-provoking novel about finding the lost child in all of us

Once an artist and teacher, Jen now spends her time watching the birds around her house and tending her lush sub-tropical garden near the small town where she grew up. The only person she sees regularly is Henry, who comes after school for drawing lessons. When a girl in Henry's class goes missing, Jen is pulled back into the depths of her own past.

When she was Henry's age she lost her father and her best friend Michael - both within a week. The whole town talked about it then, and now, nearly forty years later, they're talking about it again. Everyone is waiting - for the girl to be found and the summer rain to arrive. At last, when the answers do come, like the wet, it is in a drenching, revitalising downpour.

About the Author

Inga Simpson is a fresh new voice in Australian writing. She is inspired by regular people and the changing seasons of their lives. Inga began her career as a professional writer for government before gaining a PhD in creative writing. In 2011, she took part in the Queensland Writer's Centre Manuscript Development Program and as a result, Hachette published her first novel, the acclaimed Mr Wigg, in 2013.


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Slow moving lovely story


from Bundaberg Qld

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  • Deserves Multiple Readings
  • Engaging Characters
  • If You Birds And Nature
  • Well Written


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    Comments about Nest:

    It is a book about the environment and birds but also about feelings

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    beautiful and absorbing - Sydney Morning Herald on MR WIGG

    resonantly powerful at every bite...Just beautiful. - Australian Women's Weekly on MR WIGG

    Beautifully crafted and brimming with warmth. - Who Weekly on MR WIGG

    MR WIGG captivates to the end - Good Reading

    a tender story - Country Style on Mr Wigg

    That warm feeling that comes from having read something that has strengthened or even reawakened a sense of what is right and good about the world overwhelmed me on closing this book - Books+Publishing on MR WIGG

    captures the pleasures of a simple country life. - Vogue Australia

    Inga Simpson gives readers a character so realistic ... that it's hard to believe he's a work of fiction. - Herald Sun

    ISBN: 9780733632341
    ISBN-10: 0733632343
    Audience: General
    Format: Paperback
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 304
    Published: 29th July 2014
    Country of Publication: AU
    Dimensions (cm): 21.1 x 14.2  x 2.5
    Weight (kg): 0.31
    Edition Number: 1