Author(s): Sally Abbott
No matter how strange, difficult and absurd the world becomes, some things never change. The importance of home. Of love. Of kindness to strangers. Of memories and dreams. Australia's rural towns and communities are closing down, much of Australia is being sold to overseas interests, states and countries and regions are being realigned worldwide. Town matriarch Granna Adams, her grandson Roberto, the lonely and thoughtful Clare - all try in their own way to hold on to their sense of self, even as the world around them fractures. What would you do if all you held to be familiar was lost? More importantly, where do you belong? An extraordinary debut novel from an exciting new Australian voice.
Sally Abbott is a former journalist and a PR Director who lives in Melbourne with her partner. She was the inaugural winner of The Richell Prize for Emerging Writers in 2015. CLOSING DOWN is her first novel.