The Daughters of Moab

by Kim Westwood

On Sale: 01/02/2010



About the Book

Assassin. Protector. Blood sister.A story of our times seen through the lens of the future. A story of love, justice and the difficult nature of truth. In a world torn asunder, a small corner of Australia is having a chaotic rebirthEustace Crane II and his Followers of Nathaniel, the begrudging custodians of a ravaged landscape, are harvesting the genetically modified blood of the captive Daughters of Moab - because the Daughters, unlike the Nathans, have an unnatural abundance of good health. Assumpta Viali likes her solitude. But her boss, the crotchety Eustace, has other plans for her time and sends her to track an escaped captive, Easter. the hunter and the hunted forge an uneasy alliance, joined by Angus O'Connell, a Nathan with questionable motives. While Assumpta returns to the site of her community, destroyed long ago, Easter realises the perils of her lineage ... and Angus finds hope in the most unlikely of places. Driven by loss, and the search for home in an unpredictable new world, each of them must ultimately decide who to trust, and where they belong.

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780730443766
  • ISBN 10: 0730443760
  • Imprint: Voyager
  • On Sale: 01/02/2010
  • Pages: 400
  • List Price: 11.99 AUD


Kim Westwood was a weedy, asthmatic kid who devoured books like dinner. This made her want to cook up her own stuff. She developed her distinctive visual prose style while working as a theatre performer and deviser. Darkly poetic, her stories have a preoccupation with humanity's capacity for destruction and equal instinct for survival. Many are set in an alternative-reality Australia. In 2002, Kim won an Aurealis Award for her short story, ‘The Oracle'. Since then, her stories have been chosen for Year's Best anthologies in Australia and the USA, for ABC radio, and taken out the Judges' Prize at the Scarlet Stiletto Awards. She is the recipient of a prestigious Varuna Fellowship for her first novel, The Daughters of Moab. Her second novel, The Courier's New Bicycle, won an Aurealis and a Ditmar award, was shortlisted for both the Ned Kelly and Davitt crime fiction awards, and has been chosen as a Tiptree Award Honour Book. She is currently completing the sequel.

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