Salt River Road

Molly Schmidt

A compelling coming-of-age novel about grief and healing set in a small town in the 1970s. In the aftermath of their mother’s death, the Tetley siblings come to find hope in the power of relationships and the strength of community. A poignant exploration of healing and resilience, small-town racism and the power of human connection.

‘This story retains an innocence and a sense of decency even as it glides through pain, love and complex politics. It’s refreshing, and open.’

- Kim Scott

‘Salt River Road is an impressive and courageous debut and will appeal to those who enjoy the nostalgia of 1970s Australia. It is challenging to read in places, but well worth it.’

- Books+Publishing

‘An amazing new talent.’

- Brett D'Arcy

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Molly Schmidt

Molly Schmidt

Fremantle Press

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