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Rush Oh!

By Shirley Barrett

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Format: Paperback, 368 pages
Published In: Australia, 25 August 2015
The captivating debut novel from the winner of the Camera D'Or "Hugely funny and peopled with a cast of characters I came to treasure like my own friends, Rush Oh! reminded me why I love reading." Hannah Kent, bestselling author of Burial Rites When Mary Davidson, the eldest daughter of a whaling family in Eden, New South Wales, sets out to chronicle the particularly difficult season of 1908, the story she tells is poignant and hilarious, filled with drama and misadventure. It's a season marked not only by the sparsity of whales and the vagaries of weather, but also by the arrival of John Beck, an itinerant whale man with a murky past, on whom Mary promptly develops an all-consuming crush. But hers is not the only romance to blossom amidst the blubber...Swinging from Mary's hopes and disappointments, both domestic and romantic, to the challenges that beset their tiny whaling operation, Rush Oh! is a celebration of an extraordinary episode in Australian history, when a family of whalers formed a fond, unique allegiance with a pod of frisky Killer whales - and in particular, a Killer whale named Tom. "vivid prose ...gives savour to a highly enjoyable and unusual yarn" Sydney Morning Herald "It is Mary who you will miss like a sister . ..when the final page is turned." The Australian

About the Author

Shirley Barrett is best known for her work as a screenwriter and director. Shirley's first film, Love Serenade won the Camera D'Or (Best First Feature) at Cannes Film Festival in 1996. The script for her film South Solitary won the Queensland Premier's Prize (script) 2010, the West Australian Premier's Literary Prize (script) 2010, and the West Australian Premier's Prize 2010. Rush Oh! is Shirley's first novel. She lives in Sydney, Australia.

EAN: 9781743535943
ISBN: 1743535945
Publisher: Picador Australia
Dimensions: 23.1 x 15.5 x 2.7 centimetres (0.35 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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