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This month we publish the UK edition of a page-turning literary novel that has already won huge acclaim in Australia.
Emily Maguire’s An Isolated Incident was shortlisted for the Miles Franklin Award, the Stella Prize and the Ned Kelly Prize – Australia’s main literary award, its women’s book prize, and its premier crime-writing prize. That’s enough to tell you this novel is a bit special.
It’s about the brutal murder of a young woman in a small town, and the search for her killer. However, the whodunnit element is of far less interest than the impact of the crime on those left behind: the young woman’s older sister, and a young reporter sent to cover the story.
We think it’s human, beautifully observed and compelling, and the people we’ve shown it to in advance are as excited about it as we are. We hope you’ll like it too.