Demet Divaroren

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Living on Hope Street

book | Fiction | May 2017
World English → Allen & Unwin Pty

Winner of the Victorian Premier's Literary Awards 2018 Prize for Writing for Young Adults

Shortlisted for the 2018 Prime Minister's Literary Awards for Young Adult Fiction

We all love someone. We all fear something. Sometimes they live right next door - or even closer.

Kane will do everything he can to save his mother and his little brother Sam from the violence of his father, even if it means becoming a monster himself.

Mrs Aslan will protect the boys no matter what - even though her own family is in pieces.

Ada wants a family she can count on, while she faces new questions about herself.

Mr Bailey is afraid of the refugees next door, but his worst fear will take another form.

And Gugulethu is just trying to make a life away from terror.

On this street, everyone comes from different places, but to find peace they will have to discover what unites them.


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Living on Hope Street is a big-hearted, compassionate work. Divaroren is a ferociously good storyteller and every character breathes life, every character convinces. This book is an absolute joy to read.

Christos Tsiolkas

A lively, vivid and well-written tale of a street in a run-down suburb and its various inhabitants, a sort of multicultural Neighbours' Age.

Sydney Morning Herald

A terrific debut novel. Highly recommended.

Reading Time, The Children's Book Council of Australia
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[An] impressive debut.

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