Shortlist year: 
2021
Shortlist category: 
Fiction
Published by: 
Allen & Unwin

About the book

A Treacherous Country by K.M. Kruimink

Gabriel Fox, the young son of an old English house, arrives in a land both ancient and new.

Drawn by the promise of his heart's desire, and compelled to distance himself from pain at home, Gabriel begins his quest into Van Diemen's Land.

His guide, a cannibal who is not all he seems, leads him north where Gabriel might free himself of his distracting burden and seek the woman he must find. As Gabriel traverses this wild country, he uncovers new truths buried within his own memory.

Authentic, original and playful, 'A Treacherous Country' is a novel of loyalty, wisdom and the freedom to act.