Ava Anna Ada

Ava Anna Ada

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Publisher's Synopsis

The between days were days of pure white heat.

Summer is swelling around the village. Heat is surging, people are whispering about a great hungry wave, and in the garden, Anna is kicking her dying dog on the grass.

But someone is watching her. The girl. Ava.

Outside, the brutal summer blisters on. Inside, over the course of one claustrophobic week, Anna and Ava become caught up in their own world. Become swallowed by each-otherness. But what does Ava really want?

As faces fray and secrets splinter, the past casts the present anew, and Anna and Ava are forced to reckon with who they truly are. Because who we are, Ava Anna Ada warns us, is not always the same as what we are to each other.

Braiding climate chaos, lust, poetry and violence, Ali Millar's debut novel is a contemporary fable against images and their enduring hold on us. Attuned to the knotty texture of reality, Ava Anna Ada asks us to confront the way things look in the dark - and what happens when what is buried comes into the light.

Book information

ISBN: 9781399613491
Publisher: Orion
Imprint: White Rabbit
Pub date:
Edition: Hardback original
DEWEY: 923.92
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 390g
Height: 144mm
Width: 223mm
Spine width: 26mm