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Jack Ellis

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Home and Other Hiding Places

When eight-year-old Fin and his mum, Lindy, travel to spend Christmas with his Gran in Sydney, Fin assumes they’ll return to their isolated country property – the only home he’s ever known. But he soon discovers that this large and crumbling riverside house, surrounded by bush and unwelcoming neighbours, is his home now. As Lindy’s fragile emotions fracture under the weight of Gran’s disapproval and the pressure of old memories, Fin holds onto a tenderness of spirit and the simple clarity he has learnt from his isolation on the farm – an insight that hasn’t yet been clouded by the secret codes of adulthood. But as the life he has known crumbles around him, Fin learns that no-one is coming to his rescue, and he sets off on a journey to find his way home.

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Jack is a writer and musician based in Sydney. His first novel, The Best Feeling of All, was published by Arcadia in 2014. He has also written for publications including ABC Online, Crikey, Women’s Health Magazine and Men’s Health Magazine. Jack studied classical composition at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music and the Royal Conservatorium in the Hague. He later studied dispute resolution and law at the University of Technology, Sydney. For the past 10 years, he has worked as a Family Mediator. This work has given him an insight into the complexities of family relationships which has helped to shape his recent writing. His latest novel, Home and Other Hiding Places, is published by Ultimo Press.

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Publisher                   Pub Date

Ultimo Press                 February 2022

Cost                              Format

$32.99                            Paperback

Extent                         ISBN

320pp                             9781761150074

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Publisher                     Pub Date

Australian Scholarly      March 2014


Cost                                Format

$24.95                              Paperback

Extent                            ISBN

359pp                                9781925003390


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