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A big, bold and heartbreakingly beautiful novel that captures a defining moment in Australia’s history. As the iconic shells of the Sydney Opera House take shape on the harbour amid a storm of controversy, the shadow of the Vietnam War threatens to tear the country apart—and forces everyone to take a side.
‘Shell is a beautifully wrought, many-layered novel that transcends time and place, and I haven’t read anything quite like it since Anthony Doerr’s All the Light We Cannot See. Shell will be one of those novels that everyone is still reading for decades to come.’—Suzanne Baboneau, managing director of adult publishing at Simon & Schuster UK
‘Shell is the kind of masterful work that reads like the literary equivalent of Botticelli’s Venus—one imagines it leapt onto the page, fully formed, from the author’s imagination—as the precision of Kristina Olsson’s prose and the depth of her story are outshone only by their apparent effortlessness.’—Sarah Cantin, Atria Books senior editor
‘This book is, quite simply, a masterpiece. This big, bold, heartbreakingly beautiful story deserves to win a truckload of awards. But, most of all, Shell deserves to be read—by as many people as possible.’—Fiona Henderson, Simon & Schuster Australia publishing director
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