All the Birds, Singing by Evie WyldRead about the other entries on the list.
The second novel by the acclaimed Anglo-Australian author weaves together the past and present of Jake, an Australian sheep farmer who has started afresh on an unnamed English island. Flashbacks to an earlier life in Western Australia deftly capture the unforgiving beauty of the antipodean landscape, and the macho culture of the shearers’ shed, where the female protagonist is accepted into the fold on the basis of being “a bloody good bloke”. Bleak in parts and full of foreboding, but also lyrical and compelling.
My Book, The Movie: All the Birds, Singing.