Guys, you know I don’t normally do cover reveals on the blog anymore.
I normally reserve that for forthcoming books by authors I already know and love, if at all.
But this debut novel, I gotta tell you guys, it’s too awesome.
This novel, Catching Teller Crow by sibling writing duo Amberlin and Ezekiel Kwaymullina, is a unique one of a kind, not only for Love Oz YA but for Own Voices, too.
Because it’s both.
Ambelin and Ezekiel are a brother-sister team of Aboriginal writers who come from the Palyku people of the Pilbara region of Western Australia. Catching Teller Crow is an Own Voices YA novel that will be published in September 2018 by Allen & Unwin.
Catching Teller Crow is a gripping novel that weaves themes of grief, colonial history, violence, love and family through an atmospheric mystery-thriller set in a small town in regional Australia. The story is told through the alternating voices of two female teenage Aboriginal protagonists, Beth Teller and Isobel Catching.
Nothing’s been the same for Beth Teller since she died. Her dad, a detective, is the only one who can see and hear her – and he’s drowning in grief. But now they have a mystery to solve together. Who is Isobel Catching, and what’s her connection to the fire that killed a man? What happened to the people who haven’t been seen since the fire? As Beth unravels the mystery, she finds a shocking story lurking beneath the surface of a small town, and a friendship that lasts beyond one life and into another.
Does this book excite you as much as it excites me?
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