Hope Farm

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Pub Date: 09/03/2019

Pages: 352

Trim: 5 x 8

Publisher: Scribe Publications Pty Ltd

Imprint: Scribe US

ISBN 13: 9781947534728

ISBN 10: 1947534726

Price: / $22.99 CAN$17.00

Category: FICTION / General

Hope Farm

By Peggy Frew

Price: $17.00



About the Book

“They were inescapable, the tensions of the adult world—the fraught and febrile aura that surrounded Ishtar and those in her orbit, that whined and creaked like a wire pulled too tight.”

It is the winter of 1985. Hope Farm sticks out of the ragged landscape like a decaying tooth, its weatherboard walls sagging into the undergrowth. Silver's mother, Ishtar, has fallen for the charismatic Miller, and the three of them have moved to the rural hippie commune to make a new start.

At Hope, Silver finds unexpected friendship and, at last, a place to call home. But it is also here that, at just thirteen, she is thrust into an unrelenting adult world—and the walls begin to come tumbling down, with deadly consequences.

About the Book

A devastatingly beautiful story about the broken bonds of childhood, and the enduring cost of holding back the truth.


Peggy Frew's debut novel, House of Sticks, won the 2010 Victorian Premier's Literary Award. She is also a member of the critically acclaimed and award-winning Melbourne band Art of Fighting.


International Dublin Literary Award
Miles Franklin Award
Indie Book Awards
Stella Prize
Australian Book Design Association Awards, The Inkerman & Blunt Best Designed Literary Fiction Book
The Australian Book Industry Awards - General Fiction Book of the Year