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Locust Summer

By: David Allan-Petale
Narrated by: Andrew Johnston
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Publisher's Summary

On the cusp of summer, 1986, Rowan Brockman's mother asks if he can come home to Septimus in the Western Australian Wheatbelt to help with the harvest. Rowan's brother Albert, the natural heir to the farm, has died, and Rowan's dad's health is failing. Although he longs to, there is no way that Rowan can refuse his mother's request as she prepares the farm for sale.

This is the story of the final harvest – the story of a young man in a place he doesn't want to be, being given one last chance to make peace before the past, and those he has loved, disappear.

©2021 David Allan-Petale (P)2022 W. F. Howes Ltd

Critic Reviews

‘Locust Summer is about a final harvest, but it's so much more. Few novels have such quiet authority and insight into pasts and futures, nostalgia and grief.' TONI JORDAN

‘Authentic, true, and moving – this book made me want to hug my kids, my wife, my parents, and never let them go. This writer will break your heart and fix it again, all within a paragraph. A real talent.' BENJAMIN HOBSON

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