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Trent Dalton is releasing a new book in 2020

12/07/2019 4:28 PM
Trent Dalton is releasing a new book in 2020

HarperCollins Australia have announced they will be publishing a new novel from Australia's golden child Trent Dalton in June 2020. 

Titled All Our Shimmering Skies, the novel is set in Darwin in 1942 and follows 'motherless Molly Hook the gravedigger's daughter', who teams up with an actress named Greta and a fallen Japanese fighter pilot named Ukio, to find a sorcerer who put a curse on her family. 

In a press release, HarperCollins said of the novel; All Our Shimmering Skies is a story about gifts that fall from the sky, curses we dig from the earth and the secrets we bury inside ourselves.' Dalton made a small video alongside the announcement - watch it below! 

It couldn't be more different from his debut Boy Swallows Universe, a coming-of-age novel set against the drug-fuelled streets of 1980s Brisbane. First published in June 2018, his debut broke the record for the fastest-selling Aussie fiction debut since records began. Here's hoping his follow-up knocks the record out of the park again when it drops 16 June 2020!