Posted by: Lisa Hill | August 2, 2011

Book Giveaway: Past the Shallows by Favel Parrett

Past the ShallowsThose generous people at Hachette Australia have sent me a give-away copy of the debut novel that everyone is talking about.   It’s Favel Parrett’s Past the Shallows.

Australian and New Zealand readers can apply for the give-away by using the Comments box below, and if you miss out, you can buy a copy from Fishpond by clicking this link: Past the Shallows.

I’ll draw a winner using a random number generator some time next week and contact the lucky one for an address to send it to.

Here’s the blurb:

Past the Shallows is a hauntingly beautiful story of the bond of brotherhood and the fragility of youth.

Told with an elegant simplicity, this is the story of two brothers growing up in a fractured family on the wild Tasmanian coast. The consequences of their parents’ choices shape their lives and ultimately bring tragedy to them all.

Harry and Miles live with their father, an abalone fisherman, on the south-east coast of Tasmania. With their mum dead, they are left to look after themselves. When Miles isn’t helping out on the boat they explore the coast and Miles and his older brother, Joe, love to surf. Harry is afraid of the water.

Everyday their dad battles the unpredictable ocean to make a living. He is a hard man, a bitter drinker who harbours a devastating secret that is destroying him. Unlike Joe, Harry and Miles are too young to leave home and so are forced to live under the dark cloud of their father’s mood, trying to stay as invisible as possible whenever he is home. Harry, the youngest, is the most vulnerable and it seems he bears the brunt of his father’s anger.

Update 20 Aug 2011: THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED.  Please use the Book Giveaway category to search for the winner.

Author: Favel Parrett
Title: Past the Shallows
Publisher: Hachette 2011
ISBN: 9780733626579
Source: Hachette Australia promotional copy.


Responses

  1. Please count me in for the giveaway! Sounds like a great book.

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    • Well done, Shanna, maybe being first here will bring you luck:)

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    • I’ve heard so many good things about this book and would LOVE the chance to win a copy; please count me in.

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  2. Hi Lisa

    I’ve had this on my tbr pile for a few weeks as I keep reading reviews about it. Can you please add me to your list of potential winners.

    Thanks
    Sharon

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  3. Count me in for the giveaway too! This book is on my TBR list already :)

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  4. Yes Please would love a copy. Thanks regards Dawn

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  5. Thanks for the giveaway Lisa! The blurb sounds intriguing and I see this is up tonight for discussion on the First Tuesday Bookclub on ABC1.

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    • Yes, I’ll be watching. (After Masterchef, of course!)

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  6. Welcome, Isis, Belinda and Sharkell – good luck!

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  7. Ooh, I’ve been hearing so many good things about this one. Would love to read it. Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy :)

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  8. This a great read, sad but will hold your attention. You will read in one sitting! Would love to own a copy.

    Meg

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    • That’s a good endorsement, Meg – good luck!

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  9. Have just heard about “Past the shallows” on the ABC’s Tuesday book Club. I would love to own a copy as the panel thought it was a wonderful book, sad but beautifully written.

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  10. I would be interested in reading this one!

    Thanks for the giveaway.

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  11. Hi Lisa – would love to be in the draw!

    Thanks
    Kate

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  12. Listened to Byrne’s review on the ABC. Keen to read it. Please include me in the draw. John Daly

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  13. Applying for give-away because just heard the book talked about on The First Tuesday Book Club & they raved about it, impressive debut apparently, well done!!

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  14. Hi Lisa,

    Would love to read this novel – count me in!

    Thanks,

    Britt

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  15. Sounds like my kind of book too Lisa, so count me in.
    Cheers HelenNZ

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  16. Hello and welcome to all those readers who’ve entered the giveaway while I’ve been at work! Good luck everyone:)

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  17. Hi Lisa, please count me in the giveaway draw. The First Tue Book Club discussion was tempting! Thanks,

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  18. G’day, I also saw this book discussed on the first Tuesday Book Club and would love to read it soon. I live 14.1 K from the Cape Bruny Lighthouse and my sons wife is a descendant of the first Light keeper. Cheers Dave

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    • Hello Dave, you may be lucky….
      The person who was the winner of this Giveaway hasn’t contacted me with her postal address by the cut-off date so I’m going to run the random generator again to find a new winner. Stand by!

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