- Kirsten Miller
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Sistermoon by Kirsten Miller
Dimensions (cm): 22.2 x 14.6 | 240 pages
About the book:
There’s no escaping this one,’ he says, but not to me. He says it to the ground and
the sky and the thin arms of the waiting trees, but not to me.
A film-maker by profession, Catherine has the perfect family: a supportive
husband and a bright ten-year-old daughter. But Catherine’s beloved father is
deteriorating. As he slips away into dementia, so too does a guilty truth they
share: they both know what happened to Devin, Catherine’s sister, a shadow in a
beautiful skin. Catherine’s adult success has come at a price. Now she has to come
to terms with the silences in her past.
Sister Moon is a story of love and growing up, of exclusion and abuse. Moving,
and emotionally charged, Kirsten Miller’s second novel renders the insidious
consequences of family secrets.
About the author:
Kirsten Miller is the author of four novels: All is Fish (Jacana 2007), which was shortlisted for the Jacana/EU Literary Award, Sister Moon (Umuzi 2014), The Hum of the Sun (Kwela 2018), which won the Wilbur and Niso Smith Foundation’s Prize for Best Unpublished Manuscript and was long-listed for the Dublin Literary Award, and All That Is Left (Kwela 2020). Her non-fiction book, Children on the Bridge (Jacana 2006), about her early experiences working in the field of autism, was long-listed for the Alan Paton/Sunday Times Award. She lives in Durban.
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