How far would your government go?

Bruny is a searing, subversive, brilliant novel about family, love, loyalty and the new world order

A right-wing US president has withdrawn America from the Middle East and the UN. Daesh has a thoroughfare to the sea and China is Australia’s newest ally. When a bomb goes off in remote Tasmania, Astrid Coleman agrees to return home to help her brother before an upcoming election. But this is no simple task. Her brother and sister are on either side of politics, the community is full of conspiracy theories, and her father is quoting Shakespeare. Only on Bruny does the world seem sane. Until Astrid discovers how far the government is willing to go.

Winner of the 2020 Fiction Book of The Year in the Australian Book Industry Awards.
Shortlisted for the Independent Booksellers Book of the Year
One of Australia’s Top 10 Bestselling Novels of 2020.

Rose has mastered the contemporary realist novel. Is there nothing she cannot do with her words and skilled imagination? No vignette or internal dialogue is here that doesn’t enhance the complex tale she is making.”

Hellen Elliot — The Age