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The Hum of the Sun

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ABOUT
THE BOOK

On the side of the road two boys are walking. The smaller one does not speak. He sees patterns, though, all around him – in the clouds, stones, arch of the sun. Some say he is cursed, others believe he is magical; his true condition has not been diagnosed.

To Ash, Zuko is simply his little brother, all he has left in the world. After having to bury his sister and mother, this teenager on the cusp of manhood is leading his brother to the city to find their father. Will he take them in?

ABOUT
THE AUTHOR Kirsten
Miller

Kirsten Miller is the author of three novels: All is Fish which was shortlisted for the Jacana/EU Literary Awards, Sister Moon and The Hum of the Sun which won the Wilbur and Niso Smith Foundation?s Prize for Best Unpublished Manuscript. Her non-fiction book, Children on the Bridge was long-listed for the Alan Paton/Sunday Times Award.

Kirsten Miller is the author of three novels: All is Fish which was shortlisted for the Jacana/EU Literary Awards, Sister Moon and The Hum of the Sun which won the Wilbur and Niso Smith Foundation?s Prize for Best Unpublished Manuscript. Her non-fiction book, Children on the Bridge was long-listed for the Alan Paton/Sunday Times Award.

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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Country
United States
Original Language
English
Publisher
Kwela Books

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