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Issue Details: First known date: 2023... 2023 The Humming Bird Effect
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'An epic, kaleidoscopic story of four women connected across time and place by an invisible thread and their determination to shape their own stories, from the acclaimed author of The Mother Fault.

'One of the lucky few with a job during the Depression, Peggy’s just starting out in life. She’s a bagging girl at the Angliss meatworks, a place buzzing with life as well as death, where the gun slaughterman Jack has caught her eye – and she his.

'How is her life connected to Hilda’s, almost a hundred years later, locked inside during a plague, or La’s, further on again, a singer working shifts in a warehouse as her eggs are frozen and her voice is used by AI bots? Let alone Maz, far removed in time, diving for remnants of a past that must be destroyed? Is it by the river that runs through their stories, eternal yet constantly changing – or by the mysterious Hummingbird Project, and the great question of whether the march of progress can ever be reversed?' (Publication summary) 

Notes

  • Author's note: 

    For Grandmama, with eternal love and gratitude xx

    Patsy Cullinan (nee Cull)

    March 28, 1931 - June 9,2022

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Cammeray, Cremorne - Mosman - Northbridge area, Sydney Northeastern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Simon and Schuster Australia , 2023 .
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      Extent: 320p.
      Reprinted: 5 Jun 2024
      Note/s:
      •  Published 2 August 2023

      ISBN: 9781760855284
Form: audiobook
    • Cammeray, Cremorne - Mosman - Northbridge area, Sydney Northeastern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Simon and Schuster Australia , 2023 .
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      Extent: 10 hrs and 3 minsp.
      Note/s:
      • Published 1 August 2023

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Works about this Work

[Review] The Hummingbird Effect Belinda McDonald , 2023 single work review
— Appears in: Aurealis , no. 165 2023;

— Review of The Humming Bird Effect Kate Mildenhall , 2023 single work novel
The Hummingbird Effect by Kate Mildenhall Review – a Genre-defying Epic Bec Kavanagh , 2023 single work review
— Appears in: The Guardian Australia , 11 August 2023;

— Review of The Humming Bird Effect Kate Mildenhall , 2023 single work novel

'Spanning 1933 to 2181, this ambitious novel explores the future of humanity through the lives of a few women, zeroing in on capitalism, AI and violence'

Beginning Again : Kate Mildenhall’s Powerful Third Novel Cassandra Atherton , 2023 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , August no. 456 2023; (p. 28)

— Review of The Humming Bird Effect Kate Mildenhall , 2023 single work novel

'Spellbinding, genre-defying, and powerful in its vision of the future, Kate Mildenhall’s third novel, The Hummingbird Effect, interweaves four matrilineal narratives that span the years 1933 to 2181. Set in Footscray and its surrounds, including the Meatworks, Sanctuary Gardens Aged Care, and a futuristic Forest/Inlet/Island, the novel explores the central concern of ‘unmaking the world’ in order to ‘begin again’.' (Introduction)

Beginning Again : Kate Mildenhall’s Powerful Third Novel Cassandra Atherton , 2023 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , August no. 456 2023; (p. 28)

— Review of The Humming Bird Effect Kate Mildenhall , 2023 single work novel

'Spellbinding, genre-defying, and powerful in its vision of the future, Kate Mildenhall’s third novel, The Hummingbird Effect, interweaves four matrilineal narratives that span the years 1933 to 2181. Set in Footscray and its surrounds, including the Meatworks, Sanctuary Gardens Aged Care, and a futuristic Forest/Inlet/Island, the novel explores the central concern of ‘unmaking the world’ in order to ‘begin again’.' (Introduction)

The Hummingbird Effect by Kate Mildenhall Review – a Genre-defying Epic Bec Kavanagh , 2023 single work review
— Appears in: The Guardian Australia , 11 August 2023;

— Review of The Humming Bird Effect Kate Mildenhall , 2023 single work novel

'Spanning 1933 to 2181, this ambitious novel explores the future of humanity through the lives of a few women, zeroing in on capitalism, AI and violence'

[Review] The Hummingbird Effect Belinda McDonald , 2023 single work review
— Appears in: Aurealis , no. 165 2023;

— Review of The Humming Bird Effect Kate Mildenhall , 2023 single work novel
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