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About the book About the book

After a bad relationship, August is trying to piece his life back together. It’s not perfect—his flat is small, he works in a call centre, he can’t finish the book he’s working on, and he’s hopelessly awkward when it comes to relationships. Then August meets Julie. 

Julie is everything he isn’t—confident, composed, and purposeful, despite her troubled childhood. With her, August finally begins to feel he can be himself. More importantly, he starts to see a future. 

But Julie has a past—a past that August comes face to face with on a computer screen. Can August find it in himself to love Julie unconditionally, the way he’s always longed to be loved himself?

Les Zig’s writing is sharp, honest and incisive, so real in parts it will make you flinch. Zig has the unique ability to pull real, human truths from the ordinary and everyday. 

August Falling
Publication: September 2018
Category: Fiction
Trade paperback (9781925700039): $29.99
Ebook (9781925700077): $9.99


About the author About the author

Les Zig’s debut novel Just Another Week in Suburbia was published in 2017 and has recently been optioned by Truce Films who are exploring the potential of a TV series. 

Zig is the author of a young adult novel, Pride, and his short stories and articles have been published in a number of publications including Tincture, Thirteen Stories, Crack the Spine, Furia, and more. He also blogs about writing and editing for Busybird Publishing, where he works currently as the Publications Manager and Chief Editor. He lives in Melbourne. 


Praise for Just Another Week in Suburbia

‘Literary integrity personified.’—A S Patrić, Atlantic Black 

Just Another Week in Suburbia is a hugely enjoyable novel which illuminates the extraordinary in the everyday, and the quirky in the quotidian.’—Ryan O’Neill, Their Brilliant Careers

‘His writing amply displays the rare combination of natural talent and extraordinary hard work characteristic of those who succeed in the industry.’—Andrew Morgan, Good on Paper 


Sales and marketing campaign

  • Print advertising in the Monthly.
  • Digital and EDM advertising in the Saturday Paper.
  • Digital and EDM advertising the Australian Book Review.
  • Digital advertising in Kill Your Darlings.
  • Paid Instagram and Facebook campaigns serving over 500,000 impressions in September.
  • National press coverage including newspapers and magazines.
  • Confirmed review in Qantas magazine and Radio National’s The Bookshelf.


Book clubs

See book club questions for August Falling here.


Sample chapter

Start reading August Falling here.


Reading copy giveaway

For your chance to receive an advance copy of August Falling email with ‘August Falling B+P Giveaway’ in the subject line. The first 10 people to respond will receive a copy.




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