Housekeeping is the story of Ruth and Lucille, orphans growing up in the desolate town of Fingerbone, Idaho, who find themselves in the care of their aunt, Sylvie, an enigmatic drifter. Steeped in the bleak and icy landscape around them, the girls’ struggle towards adulthood is powerfully depicted in this novel about loss, loneliness and transience.
About Lucy Treloar
Lucy Treloar is a writer, creative writing teacher, and artist-in-residence at Melbourne’s Meat Market. Her multi award-winning debut novel, Salt Creek, was shortlisted for the Miles Franklin Literary Award and the UK’s Walter Scott Prize, and was published internationally in 2017 to critical acclaim. Her short fiction has been published in Sleepers, Overland, Seizure and Best Australian Stories, and her non-fiction in Meanjin, The Age, and Womankind among others. Lucy lives in Melbourne with her family, and is working on her second novel and a PhD.
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