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Metal Fish, Falling Snow

Cath Moore



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Text Publishing Company
01 July 2020
Children's & Educational; General fiction (Children's&YA); Family & home stories (Children's&YA)
Dylan and her adored French mother dream of one day sailing across the ocean to France. Paris, Dylan imagines, is a place where her black skin won't make her stand out, a place where she might feel she belongs.

But when she loses her mother in a freak accident, Dylan finds herself on a very different journey- a road trip across outback Australia in the care of her mother's grieving boyfriend, Pat. As they travel through remote towns further and further from the water that Dylan longs for, she and Pat form an unlikely bond. One that will be broken when he leaves her with the family she has never known.

Metal Fish, Falling Snow is a warm, funny and highly original portrait of a young girl's search for identity and her struggle to deal with grief. Through families lost and found, this own-voices story celebrates the resilience of the human heart and our need to know who we truly are.

' of the most moving books I've read in ages.' Vikki Wakefield
By:   Cath Moore
Imprint:   Text Publishing Company
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 196mm,  Width: 129mm,  Spine: 20mm
Weight:   253g
ISBN:   9781922330079
ISBN 10:   1922330078
Pages:   288
Publication Date:   01 July 2020
Audience:   Children/juvenile ,  English as a second language
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Born in Guyana, Cath Moore is of Irish/Afro-Caribbean heritage. Though raised in Australia she has also lived in Scotland and Belgium. Cath is also an award-winning screenwriter, teacher and filmmaker. She holds an MA in screenwriting and a PhD in Danish screenwriting practices. Metal Fish, Falling Snow is Cath's first novel. She lives in Melbourne.

Reviews for Metal Fish, Falling Snow

'This wonderful Australian debut paints a whirling, raging, intense portrait of a teen who experiences the world in ways that she struggles to communicate to others. The reader is taken deep into Dylan's mind and heart and senses, in ways that are sometimes deeply humorous, and at other times deeply painful. Layers of ideas about race, identity, grief and family run through this book, but the focus never wavers from Dylan's funny and profound voice. This is a really moving, original and thought-provoking novel.' * Leanne Hall * 'Astonishingly original, heartfelt and funny.' * Books+Publishing * 'A breathtaking debut with such an assured, original voice-one page and I was all in. I wanted to remember every line but it felt like trying to catch handfuls of stars-in the end every piece fell into place so beautifully and I sat there in gobsmacked know the feeling that hits after you've read an extraordinary book? Metal Fish, Falling Snow is one of the most moving books I've read in ages and I'll be thinking about it for a long time.' * Vikki Wakefield *

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