This much anticipated new novel, Parting Words, is a gripping story that exposes family silences, and questions how well we really know those close to us.

Released August 28, 2017

“…a beautifully written opening scene; and a cast of lightly drawn characters. This is a nuanced love letter to parents who have passed on; something that will no doubt resonate with many.”

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Cass Moriarty writes movingly about family, friendship, love and relationships, exploring the themes of loyalty, loss, betrayal, guilt, redemption, grief and the importance of forgiveness.

Her stories feature histories, memories and secrets and the way in which troubled families function.

An affecting debut from talented Australian newcomer Cass Moriarty … I’m excited to see where Moriarty goes next.

Hannah Richell

Australian Women's Weekly

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Parting Words – official launch

Please join me to celebrate the launch of my second novel, Parting Words, at Avid Reader Bookstore, West End at  6pm on Friday, 1 September, and also at an in-conversation event at Riverbend Books, Bulimba on Thursday, 21 September. Please see Events Calendar to book. All welcome. Thanks to University of Queensland Press.

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They Cannot Take the Sky: Stories from Detention – edited by Michael Green and Andre Dao

They Cannot Take the Sky: Stories from Detention (Behind the Wire, Allen & Unwin Books 2017) is an important and necessary book that should be required reading. These stories, compiled by editors Michael Green and Andre Dao, are first-person accounts of life in detention by refugees from countries including Afghanistan, Iran, Pakistan, several countries in Africa and many more. Their stories are heart-felt and heart-breaking. The narrators tell their stories with humour and grace, with pain and anguish, with generosity and compassion. read more…

A General Theory of Oblivion – Jose Eduardo Agualusa

Jose Eduardo Agualusa was recently awarded the 2017 Dublin International Literary Award for his novel A General Theory of Oblivion (Harvill Secker Penguin Random House 2015). This prestigious prize recognises books nominated by librarians around the world (The Promise Seed was longlisted for the award this year, along with nine other Australian novels). A General Theory of Oblivion was originally written in Portuguese before being translated into English by Daniel Hahn. Both men shared the 100 000 euro prize. read more…

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