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Emily O'Grady
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The Yellow House

Emily O'Grady


Allen & Unwin

Fiction & Literature;
Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)


314 pages

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Ten-year-old Cub lives with her parents, older brother Cassie, and twin brother Wally on a lonely property bordering an abandoned cattle farm and knackery. Their lives are shadowed by the infamous actions of her Granddad Les in his yellow weatherboard house, just over the fence.


Although Les died twelve years ago, his notoriety has grown in Cub's lifetime and the local community have ostracised the whole family.


When Cub's estranged aunt Helena and cousin Tilly move next door into the yellow house, the secrets the family want to keep buried begin to bubble to the surface. And having been kept in the dark about her grandfather's crimes, Cub is now forced to come to terms with her family's murky history.


The Yellow House is a powerful novel about loyalty and betrayal; about the legacies of violence and the possibilities of redemption.


About the Winner of The Australian/Vogel Literary Award 2018


Emily O'Grady was born in 1991 in Brisbane. Her fiction and poetry have appeared in, or are forthcoming in Review of Australian Fiction, Westerly, Australian Poetry Journal, The Lifted Brow, Kill Your Darlings, The Big Issue Fiction Edition and Award Winning Australian Writing. In 2012 she won the QUT Undergraduate Writing Prize, and in 2013 she won the QUT Postgraduate Writing Prize. In 2017 she placed second in the Rachel Funari Prize for Fiction, was shortlisted for the Queensland Premiers Young Publishers and Writers Award, and was longlisted for the Elizabeth Jolley Prize for Fiction. She co-edits Stilts Journal, and is currently completing a PhD in Creative Writing at Queensland University of Technology, where she also works as a Sessional Academic.

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By:   Emily O'Grady
Imprint:   Allen & Unwin
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 234mm,  Width: 153mm, 
Weight:   430g
ISBN:   9781760632854
ISBN 10:   1760632856
Pages:   314
Publication Date:   April 2018
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

  • Long-listed for Best Crime Fiction 2019 (Australia)
  • Long-listed for Queensland Premier's Literary Awards 2019 (Australia)
  • Short-listed for Courier-Mail People's Choice Award 2018 (Australia)
  • Winner of The Australian/Vogel's Literary Award 2018
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