The yellow house / Emily O'Grady.Publisher: Crows Nest, NSW : Allen & Unwin, 2018Copyright date: ©2018Description: 314 pages ; 24 cmContent type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781760632854 (paperback)Subject(s): Australian fiction | Families -- Australia -- Fiction | Grandfathers -- Fiction | Social isolation -- Fiction | Communities -- Fiction | Family secrets -- FictionGenre/Form: Family histories DDC classification: A823.4
Ten-year-old Cub lives with her parents, older brother Cassie, and twin brother Wally on a lonely property bordering an abandoned cattle farm and knackery. Their lives are shadowed by the infamous actions of her Granddad Les in his yellow weatherboard house, just over the fence. Although Les died twelve years ago, his notoriety has grown in Cub's lifetime and the local community have ostracised the whole family. When Cub's estranged aunt Helena and cousin Tilly move next door into the yellow house, the secrets the family want to keep buried begin to bubble to the surface. And having been kept in the dark about her grandfather's crimes, Cub is now forced to come to terms with her family's murky history.
Winner of the Australian/Vogel's Literary Award 2018.