How It Feels to Float

Helena Fox

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'Every now and then you pick up a novel and you know you've found something wonderful - a glorious voice, a character you adore. Helena Fox's novel delivers. It is exquisite. Read it.' Cath CrowleyWINNER OF THE VICTORIAN PREMIER'S AWARD PRIZE FOR WRITING FOR YOUNG ADULTS 2020 WINNER OF THE PRIME MINISTER'S LITERARY AWARD FOR YOUNG ADULT LITERATURE 2020 Biz knows how to float. She has her people, posse, her mum and the twins. She has Grace. And she has her dad, who tells her about the little kid she was, and who shouldn't be here but is. So Biz doesn't tell anyone anything. Not about her dark, runaway thoughts, not about kissing Grace or noticing Jasper, the new boy. And she doesn't tell anyone about her dad. Because her dad died when she was seven. And Biz knows how to float, right there on the surface - normal okay regular fine.SHORTLISTED FOR THE GRIFFITH UNIVERSITY YOUNG ADULT BOOK AWARD 2019SHORTLISTED FOR THE NSW PREMIER'S LITERARY AWARDS ETHEL TURNER PRIZE FOR YOUNG PEOPLE'S LITERATURE 2020SHORTLISTED FOR THE CBCA BOOK OF THE YEAR FOR OLDER READERS 2020 LONGLISTED FOR ABIA BOOK OF THE YEAR FOR OLDER CHILDREN 2020 LONGLISTED FOR THE INDIE BOOK AWARD FOR YOUNG ADULT FICTION 2020 PRAISE FOR HOW IT FEELS TO FLOAT'Fox's prose is lyrical and profoundly affecting, providing a nuanced account of the hereditary effects of trauma.' Kirkus Reviews, Best YA Books of 2019'A profoundly moving story about grief, loss, and love that will take your breath away. Helena Fox is a writer to be reckoned with.' Kathleen Glasgow'This book will explode you into atoms, put you back together, and return the new shape of you to earth. Alive with sensation and rich in thought and feeling, How It Feels to Float intensively explores what it's like to be here now.' Margo Lanagan'Mesmerizing and timely.' Bustle'Impossibly beautiful.' Kerry Kletter

ISBN: 9781760783303
Publication Date: 23-Apr-2019
Publisher: Pan Macmillan Australia Pty, Limited