All the Birds, Singing
Jake Whyte is the sole resident of an old farmhouse on an unnamed British island, a place of ceaseless rains and battering winds. It's just her, her untamed companion, Dog, and a flock of sheep. Which is how she wanted it to be.
But something is coming for the sheep - every few nights it picks one off, leaves it in rags. It could be anything. There are foxes in the woods, a strange boy and a strange man, rumours of an obscure, formidable beast.
And there is Jake's unknown past, perhaps breaking into the present, a story hidden thousands of miles away and years ago, in a landscape of different colour and sound, a story held in the scars that stripe her back.
Winner of the Miles Franklin Award * Winner of the Encore Award * Winner of the Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Award * Shortlisted for the Costa Novel Prize * Shortlisted for the James Tait Black Memorial Prize * Longlisted for the Bailey's Women's Prize for Fiction