WINNER OF THE 2019 MILES FRANKLIN LITERARY AWARD Shortlisted - The Stella Prize
Shortlisted - ABIA Literary Fiction Book of the Year
Shortlisted - NSW Premier's Literary Awards, Multicultural NSW Award Wise-cracking Kerry Salter has spent a lifetime avoiding two things – her hometown and prison. But now her Pop is dying and she's an inch away from the lockup, so she heads south on a stolen Harley.
Kerry plans to spend twenty-four hours, tops, over the border. She quickly discovers, though, that Bundjalung country has a funny way of grabbing on to people. Old family wounds open as the Salters fight to stop the development of their beloved river. And the unexpected arrival on the scene of a good-looking dugai fella intent on loving her up only adds more trouble – but then trouble is Kerry's middle name.
Gritty and darkly hilarious, Too Much Lip offers redemption and forgiveness where none seems possible. "By turns elegantly descriptive and exquisitely affronting... It is a challenge and a delight to read." BOOKS + PUBLISHING