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'Strange what chooses to flourish here. Which plants. Which stories.

'Bettina Scott lives a tidy, quiet life in Runagate, tending to her delicate mother and their well-kept garden after her father and brothers disappear — until a note arrives that sends Bettina into the scrublands beyond, searching for answers about what really happened to this town, and to her family.

'For this is a land where superstitions hunt and folk tales dream — and power is there for the taking, for those willing to look.'

Source: Publisher's blurb (Picador ed.)

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Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • New York (City), New York (State),
      c
      United States of America (USA),
      c
      Americas,
      :
      Tor ,
      2020 .
      image of person or book cover 230033651877192407.jpg
      Image courtesy of publisher's website.
      Extent: 176p.p.
      Note/s:
      • Published 28 July 2020.
      ISBN: 9781250260499
    • Sydney, New South Wales,: Picador , 2020 .
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      Image courtesy of publisher's website.
      Extent: 192p.
      Note/s:
      • Published 28 July 2020.
      ISBN: 9781760980535

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Works about this Work

Violent Hearts : An Australian Fairy Tale Georgia White , 2020 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , November no. 426 2020; (p. 31)

— Review of Flyaway Kathleen Jennings , 2020 single work novella

'At the heart of every fairy tale, there is violence: Snow White’s stepmother calling for her heart on a platter, Cinderella’s sisters mutilating their feet to fit the silver shoe. ‘All the better to eat you with, my dear,’ says the wolf, his belly already stuffed with grandmother’s flesh. From this bloodletting, the fairy tale tries to spin something wondrous, turning straw into gold and men into beasts.' (Introduction)

Locus Looks at Short Fiction in Print Rich Horton , 2020 single work review
— Appears in: Locus , October vol. 85 no. 4 2020; (p. 12, 40)

— Review of Flyaway Kathleen Jennings , 2020 single work novella
Kathleen Jennings Flyaway Thuy On , 2020 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Paper , 15-21 August 2020;

— Review of Flyaway Kathleen Jennings , 2020 single work novella

'Flyaway is a strange beast of a book. It’s a Gothic fairytale set ostensibly somewhere between the Coral Sea and the Indian Ocean, in a bush district, but Kathleen Jennings’ debut novel could really be located in just about any small Australian town, in any dusty outpost where memory “seeped and frayed … where ghosts stood silent by fenceposts”. Bettina Scott is the unreliable narrator at its core, a young woman who, unlike her mother, is graceless and unlovely; there are intimations that tempestuousness and insolence also reside closely beneath her surface.' (Introduction)

Locus Looks at Books Katharine Coldiron , 2020 single work review
— Appears in: Locus , July vol. 85 no. 1 2020; (p. 19)

— Review of Flyaway Kathleen Jennings , 2020 single work novella
'The remarkable imagination of Kathleen Jennings is familiar to, I’d guess, many thousands of people across the world. Her work as an illustrator has garnered her multiple awards and nominations, and she has designed book covers for Small Beer Press, Tor.com Publishing, and other presses. Her work feels like Quentin Blake crossed with Jane Austen, with a whisper of Angela Carter. There’s delight and fancy – line drawings of people with dots for eyes and small decorative elements dancing around their heads – but there are also creeping vines and transformed creatures.' (Introduction)
Locus Looks at Books Katharine Coldiron , 2020 single work review
— Appears in: Locus , July vol. 85 no. 1 2020; (p. 19)

— Review of Flyaway Kathleen Jennings , 2020 single work novella
'The remarkable imagination of Kathleen Jennings is familiar to, I’d guess, many thousands of people across the world. Her work as an illustrator has garnered her multiple awards and nominations, and she has designed book covers for Small Beer Press, Tor.com Publishing, and other presses. Her work feels like Quentin Blake crossed with Jane Austen, with a whisper of Angela Carter. There’s delight and fancy – line drawings of people with dots for eyes and small decorative elements dancing around their heads – but there are also creeping vines and transformed creatures.' (Introduction)
Kathleen Jennings Flyaway Thuy On , 2020 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Paper , 15-21 August 2020;

— Review of Flyaway Kathleen Jennings , 2020 single work novella

'Flyaway is a strange beast of a book. It’s a Gothic fairytale set ostensibly somewhere between the Coral Sea and the Indian Ocean, in a bush district, but Kathleen Jennings’ debut novel could really be located in just about any small Australian town, in any dusty outpost where memory “seeped and frayed … where ghosts stood silent by fenceposts”. Bettina Scott is the unreliable narrator at its core, a young woman who, unlike her mother, is graceless and unlovely; there are intimations that tempestuousness and insolence also reside closely beneath her surface.' (Introduction)

Locus Looks at Short Fiction in Print Rich Horton , 2020 single work review
— Appears in: Locus , October vol. 85 no. 4 2020; (p. 12, 40)

— Review of Flyaway Kathleen Jennings , 2020 single work novella
Violent Hearts : An Australian Fairy Tale Georgia White , 2020 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , November no. 426 2020; (p. 31)

— Review of Flyaway Kathleen Jennings , 2020 single work novella

'At the heart of every fairy tale, there is violence: Snow White’s stepmother calling for her heart on a platter, Cinderella’s sisters mutilating their feet to fit the silver shoe. ‘All the better to eat you with, my dear,’ says the wolf, his belly already stuffed with grandmother’s flesh. From this bloodletting, the fairy tale tries to spin something wondrous, turning straw into gold and men into beasts.' (Introduction)

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