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'The bestselling author of Boy Swallows Universe, Trent Dalton, returns with All Our Shimmering Skies - a glorious novel destined to become another Australian classic.

'Darwin, 1942, and as Japanese bombs rain overhead, motherless Molly Hook, the gravedigger’s daughter, turns once again to the sky for guidance. She carries a stone heart inside a duffel bag next to the map that leads to Longcoat Bob, the deep country sorcerer who put a curse on her family. By her side are the most unlikely travelling companions: a razor-tongued actress named Greta and a fallen Japanese fighter pilot named Yukio. ‘Run, Molly, run,’ says the daytime sky. Run to the vine forests. Run to northern Australia’s wild and magical monsoon lands. Run to friendship. Run to love. Run. Because the graverobber’s coming, Molly, and the night-time sky is coming with him. So run, Molly, run.

'All Our Shimmering Skies is a story about gifts that fall from the sky, curses we dig from the earth and the secrets we bury inside ourselves. It is an odyssey of true love and grave danger; of the darkness and the light; of bones and blue skies. A buoyant, beautiful and magical novel abrim with warmth, wit and wonder, a love letter to Australia and the art of looking up.' (Publication summary)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Sydney, New South Wales,: Fourth Estate , 2020 .
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      Extent: 448p.
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      • Published October 2020
      ISBN: 9781460753903
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      Canada,
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      Americas,
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      HarperCollins (Canada) ,
      2021 .
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      Extent: 448p.p.
      Note/s:
      • Published 7 June 2021.
      ISBN: 9780063092754, 0063092751
    • London,
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      England,
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      United Kingdom (UK),
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      Western Europe, Europe,
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      The Borough Press ,
      2021 .
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      Extent: 400p.p.
      Note/s:
      • Published 13 May 2021.
      ISBN: 9780008439422, 0008439427

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Tale of Vision Vivid Geordie Williamson , 2020 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 10 October 2020; (p. 17)

— Review of All Our Shimmering Skies Trent Dalton , 2020 single work novel

'Covid has been with us long enough now that some things may be said with certainty. In the realm of culture, for example, books have risen to the moment. No longer do they gather dust on bedside tables or prop up laptops for Netflix.' (Introduction)

Trent Dalton : All Our Shimmering Skies Chris Maher , 2020 single work review
— Appears in: The Newtown Review of Books , November 2020;

— Review of All Our Shimmering Skies Trent Dalton , 2020 single work novel

'The author of the bestselling Boy Swallows Universe returns with a tale of a young girl’s quest.'

Crammed with Surprises : Trent Dalton's New Novel Susan Wyndham , 2020 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , November no. 426 2020; (p. 37)

— Review of All Our Shimmering Skies Trent Dalton , 2020 single work novel

'The cover of All Our Shimmering Skies is crammed with surprises. Look closely among the Australian wildflowers and you’ll find black hearts, butterflies, lightning bolts, a shovel, a crocodile, a dingo, a fruit bat, a Japanese fighter plane, and a red rising sun.' (Introduction)

All Our Shimmering Skies by Trent Dalton Review – A Quest Fable Follow-up to Boy Swallows Universe Bec Kavanagh , 2020 single work review
— Appears in: The Guardian Australia , 2 October 2020;

— Review of All Our Shimmering Skies Trent Dalton , 2020 single work novel

'Dalton again tackles good and evil from the perspective of a heartbreaking, hopeful child – but the other characters get a little lost in the magic.' 

A Pair of Ragged Claws Stephen Romei , 2020 single work column
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 26 September 2020; (p. 13)
All Our Shimmering Skies by Trent Dalton Review – A Quest Fable Follow-up to Boy Swallows Universe Bec Kavanagh , 2020 single work review
— Appears in: The Guardian Australia , 2 October 2020;

— Review of All Our Shimmering Skies Trent Dalton , 2020 single work novel

'Dalton again tackles good and evil from the perspective of a heartbreaking, hopeful child – but the other characters get a little lost in the magic.' 

Crammed with Surprises : Trent Dalton's New Novel Susan Wyndham , 2020 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , November no. 426 2020; (p. 37)

— Review of All Our Shimmering Skies Trent Dalton , 2020 single work novel

'The cover of All Our Shimmering Skies is crammed with surprises. Look closely among the Australian wildflowers and you’ll find black hearts, butterflies, lightning bolts, a shovel, a crocodile, a dingo, a fruit bat, a Japanese fighter plane, and a red rising sun.' (Introduction)

Trent Dalton : All Our Shimmering Skies Chris Maher , 2020 single work review
— Appears in: The Newtown Review of Books , November 2020;

— Review of All Our Shimmering Skies Trent Dalton , 2020 single work novel

'The author of the bestselling Boy Swallows Universe returns with a tale of a young girl’s quest.'

Tale of Vision Vivid Geordie Williamson , 2020 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 10 October 2020; (p. 17)

— Review of All Our Shimmering Skies Trent Dalton , 2020 single work novel

'Covid has been with us long enough now that some things may be said with certainty. In the realm of culture, for example, books have risen to the moment. No longer do they gather dust on bedside tables or prop up laptops for Netflix.' (Introduction)

A Pair of Ragged Claws Stephen Romei , 2020 single work column
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 26 September 2020; (p. 13)
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