The Glass House

Brooke Dunnell

Julia Lambett heads across the country to her hometown where she’s been given the job of moving her recalcitrant father out of his home and into care. But when Julia arrives at the 1970s suburban palace of her childhood, she finds her father has adopted a mysterious dog and refuses to leave.

Frustrated and alone, when a childhood friend crosses her path, Julia turns to Davina for comfort and support. But quite soon Julia begins to doubt Davina’s motivations. Why is Davina taking a determined interest in all the things that Julia hoped she had left behind? Soon Julia starts having troubling dreams, and with four decades of possessions to be managed and dispersed, she uncovers long-forgotten, deeply unsettling memories.

‘Brooke Dunnell’s novel teases literary domestic drama into a slow-burn psychological mystery; its insights into, and intimate perspective on, family relationships are vivid and unsettlingly drawn.’

- Sydney Morning Herald

‘… a slow-burning domestic noir, evoking the intensity of childhood and adolescent friendships and the inexorability of old patterns of behaviour when such bonds are revisited in adulthood.’

- The West Australian

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Fogarty Literary Award (Winner 2021)
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Contemporary Women's Fiction

Brooke Dunnell

Brooke Dunnell is a writer, mentor and workshop facilitator. Her short fiction has been widely published, including in the short story collection Female(s and) Dogs, which was a finalist for the 2020 Carmel Bird Digital Literary Award and shortlisted for the 2021 Woollahra Digital Literary Award.

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