Women & Children
It’s 1965 and Joe Cluny is living in a working-class suburb with his mum and sister, spending his days trying to avoid trouble with the nuns at the local Catholic primary school. One evening his Aunty Oona appears on the doorstep, distressed and needing somewhere to stay. Women & Children is a novel about the love and courage between two sisters, and a sudden loss of childhood innocence.
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Tony Birch is an activist, historian, essayist, and author of three award-winning novels and four short story collections. His most recent collection, Dark as Last Night, won both the 2022 NSW Premier’s Literary Award and the Queensland Literary Award for Fiction.
University of Queensland Press (UQP)
For 70 years UQP has been at the forefront of innovative publishing. It has launched the careers of many great novelists, published contemporary poets, been a pioneering force in children’s and young adult publishing and has set the benchmark for award-winning scholarly and Black Australian writing.
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