By Carrie Tiffany
Within the early Fifties, a lonely farmer trains his binoculars on a raucous kin of kookaburras roosting subsequent to his dairy. As Harry observes the birds via a 12 months of dinner party, famine, delivery, loss of life, struggle, romance and tune, his neighbour, Betty, has her personal set of binoculars proficient on him. Betty's son, Michael, gravitates to the mild guy round the corner, and Harry, sensing Michael is able to stretch his wings, makes a decision to educate him approximately intercourse. Harry is familiar with every thing in regards to the land. yet what does he find out about ladies?
Mateship with Birds is a young, witty novel of younger lust and mature love. an excellent story of innocence misplaced, it celebrates existence on one small farm in an unlimited historical panorama, as a set of misfits query what a relations will be.
Victorian Premier's Literary Award Nominee for Vance Palmer Prize for Fiction (2012)
Women's Prize for Fiction Nominee for Longlist (2013)
The Stella Prize (2013)