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Jessie Cole Jessie Cole i(A145011 works by)
Born: Established: 1977 ;
Gender: Female
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Jessie Cole grew up in Northern NSW. In 2009, she was awarded a HarperCollins Varuna Award for Manuscript Development for her linked short stories 'Blood Mandala: A Biography of a Family'. In 2013, her first novel was shortlisted for the ALS Gold Medal and longlisted for the Dobbie Award (both in 2013). She has subsequently released a second novel and a memoir, as well as publishing numerous short stories.

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y separately published work icon Staying : A Memoir Melbourne : Text Publishing , 2018 13520566 2018 single work autobiography

'As children, Jessie Cole and her brother Jake ran wild, free to roam their rainforest home as they pleased. They had each other, parents who adored them, and two mysterious, beautiful, clever half-sisters, Billie and Zoe, who came to visit every holidays. But when Jessie was on the cusp of adolescence, tragedy struck, and her happy, loving family fell apart.

'This heartbreaking memoir asks what happens to those who are left behind when someone takes their own life. It’s about the importance of home, family and forgiveness—and finding peace in a place of pain.

'By the critically acclaimed author of Darkness on the Edge of Town and Deeper Water.' (Publication summary)

2019 longlisted Colin Roderick Award
2019 shortlisted Victorian Premier's Literary Awards Non-Fiction
y separately published work icon Darkness on the Edge of Town Sydney : Fourth Estate , 2012 Z1873808 2012 single work novel mystery 'My dad, he collects broken things ... Where other people see junk he sees potential ... My dad collects broken people too ...

Vincent is nearly forty years old, with little to show for his life except his precious sixteen-year-old daughter, Gemma: sensitive, insightful and wise beyond her years.

When a stranger crashes her car outside Vincent and Gemma′s bush home, their lives take a dramatic turn. In an effort to help the stranded woman, father and daughter are drawn into a world of unexpected and life-changing consequences.

Darkness on the Edge of Town
is a haunting tale that beguiles the reader with its deceptively simple prose, its gripping and unrelenting tensions, and its disturbing yet tender observations.' (Publisher's blurb)
2013 longlisted Kibble Literary Awards Nita May Dobbie Award
2013 shortlisted ASAL Awards ALS Gold Medal
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