Dust Off the Bones
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About the Author
Paul Howarth is a British-Australian author and former lawyer who holds an MA in creative writing from University of East Anglia, where he was awarded the Malcolm Bradbury Scholarship. In 2018 his debut novel, Only Killers and Thieves, was published to international acclaim, winning the Barnes & Noble Discover Award for best fiction, and appearing on numerous other awards and books of the year lists.
"Howarth's sequel to Only Killers and Thieves is as searing and savage as the Australian frontier setting that both novels share... This masterly tale of trauma and retribution is more than worthy of the original."
--Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"A complex, sophisticated morality play....Fast-paced and brimming with colorful, realistic detail, DUST OFF THE BONES paints a vivid portrait of colonial Australia in the midst of its transition to independence as the 20th century begins while posing disturbing questions about the country's historic cruelty to its native inhabitants."
--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
Dust Off the Bones is a terrific sequel to one of my favorite novels of the last few years and takes us in a new and wholly unexpected direction with many of our favorite characters from Only Killers and Thieves. Highly recommended. -- Adrian McKinty, author of The Chain
"[Dust Off the Bones] creates a vivid landscape against which the book's events play out. Howarth is genuinely gifted writer, and Dust Off the Bones should be recommended."--Booklist