All Our Shimmering Skies

Author(s): Trent Dalton

Adult Fiction | Chat10Looks3 Recommendations

The bestselling author of Boy Swallows Universe, Trent Dalton, returns with All Our Shimmering Skies - a glorious novel destined to become another Australian classic. Darwin, 1942, and as Japanese bombs rain overhead, motherless Molly Hook, the gravedigger's daughter, turns once again to the sky for guidance. She carries a stone heart inside a duffel bag next to the map that leads to Longcoat Bob, the deep country sorcerer who put a curse on her family. By her side are the most unlikely travelling companions: Greta, a razor-tongued actress and Yukio, a fallen Japanese fighter pilot. 'Run, Molly, run,' says the daytime sky. Run to the vine forests. Run to northern Australia's wild and magical monsoon lands. Run to friendship. Run to love. Run. Because the graverobber's coming, Molly, and the night-time sky is coming with him. So run, Molly, run. 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. It is an odyssey of true love and grave danger; of darkness and light; of bones and blue skies. A buoyant, beautiful and magical novel abrim with warmth, wit and wonder, a love letter to Australia and the art of looking up.    

Publication Date 29th September 2020

The much anticipated second novel from Trent is due out at the end of September. I have read it and can definitely recommend it. 

We will have a limited number of signed copies available and will be assigned to pre-orders on a first come first served basis. 

Product Information




Australian Independent Bookseller Awards 2020 - Longlist (Fiction)




General Fields

  • : 9781460753903
  • : HarperCollins Publishers Australia
  • : HarperCollins Publishers (Australia) Pty Ltd
  • : April 2020
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Trent Dalton
  • : Paperback
  • : Sep-20
  • : en
  • : 823.92
  • : 288