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WINNER – 2011 black&write! kuril dhagun Indigenous Writing Fellowship
SHORTLISTED – 2013 Prime Minister’s Literary Awards (Young Adult category)
FINALIST – 2012 Deadly Awards (Outstanding Achievement in Literature category)
A warmly rendered story of life in a small town that interweaves the mundane with the profound and the spiritual. Told through the eyes of teenager, Fuzzy Mac, awkward episodes of teen rivalry and romance sit alongside the mystery of Nan’s visions and a ghostly encounter. Against a backdrop of quirky characters, including the holocaust survivor who went to school with Einstein and the little priest always rushing off to bury someone before the heat gets to them, Grace Beside Me is full of humour and timely wisdom.
"We need more authentic, original, indigenous voices such as McPherson's."