Too Much Lip, Melissa Lucashenko


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Bookseller note: I love this book. Love, love, love it. If you haven’t read it yet, please take this as your sign from the universe that it’s time to remedy this. And don’t be put off by the ‘literary fiction’ classification if that’s not your usual cup of tea… this is narrative-driven and perfectly paced, sure to pull you in from the start.

A dark and funny new novel from the multi-award-winning author of Mullumbimby. Wise-cracking Kerry Salter has spent a lifetime avoiding two things – her hometown and prison. But now her Pop is dying and she’s an inch away from the lockup, so she heads south on a stolen Harley. Kerry plans to spend twenty-four hours, tops, over the border. She quickly discovers, though, that Bundjalung country has a funny way of grabbing on to people. Old family wounds open as the Salters fight to stop the development of their beloved river. And the unexpected arrival on the scene of a good-looking dugai fella intent on loving her up only adds more trouble – but then trouble is Kerry’s middle name. Gritty and darkly hilarious, Too Much Lip offers redemption and forgiveness where none seems possible.

Awards: Miles Franklin Literary Award winner, VPLA nominee, Stella Prize shortlisted, Voss Prize shortlist

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Weight 400 g