No More Boats


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$17.00  $15.64
Europa Editions
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5.3 X 0.7 X 8.2 inches | 0.58 pounds
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About the Author

Felicity Castagna won the 2014 Prime Minister's Literary Award for Young Adult Fiction for her previous novel, The Incredible Here and Now, which was shortlisted for the Children's Book Council of Australia and NSW Premier's Literary Awards, and adapted for the stage by the National Theatre of Parramatta. Her collection of short stories, Small Indiscretions, was named an Australian Book Review Book of the Year. Castagna's work has appeared on radio and television, and she runs the storytelling series Studio Stories.


Praise for No More Boats

"A lightly spun story that, while never preachy or didactic, is full of timely lessons for those pondering the rise of me-first nationalism throughout the world." --Kirkus Reviews

"No More Boats is a striking work of suburban Australian realism. [...] Castagna makes an essential point about the connection between our long history of cognitive dissonance when it comes to settlement, migration and dispossession, and how necessary it is that we try to remember and connect in order to maintain our humanity." --Georgia Delaney, Readings

..".illuminating and...thought-provoking." --ANZ Lit Lovers

"No More Boats offers us a way of understanding the contradiction of one migrant turning against others. This is an important book." --Donata Carrazza, Australian Book Review

"If we need new ways of speaking to each other, novels such as this can only help." --The Saturday Paper

"In a beautifully observed study of migrants who are acceptable (the Italians, the Greeks), tolerated (the Vietnamese) and deplored (the asylum seeker "flood" of the 21st century: Muslim terrorists!), Castagna shows how fear of the other infects even a 'successful' multicultural society." --Martin Shaw, Books+Publishing

"No More Boats is a book that should be read slowly and considerately, because every detail is significant. It's an engaging and gripping second novel from Castagna...and one can only hope that there's more of the same still to come." --Westerly Magazine

"Through the lens of a fictional suburban family, Castagna has created a novel that is both memorable and vital in reminding us to consider where we come from." --Right Now