Midnight Blue and Endlessly Tall
WINNER OF VIVA LA NOVELLA PRIZE
When Jessica, a mental-health carer, meets her new patient, Eloise, their lives quickly become entangled. The boundaries of their roles begin to dissolve and questions from the past are uncovered, revealing the fractured histories that brought them together.
Midnight Blue and Endlessly Tall is an original and unpredictable novella about the relationships that consume us when we’re least expecting it.
Praise for the Novella:
‘Jane Jervis-Read’s beautiful little book … kicks above its weight … and shows the power of leaving things unsaid.’ Cate Kennedy
‘Midnight Blue and Endlessly Tall impressed me with the boldness, raw sensuality and complex tenderness with which it confronts love and madness.’ Fiona Wright, The Australian
'I sat down to read this 120-page novella and by the time I moved out of my chair, I’d finished it. It was literally my ‘can’t put it down’ book for the year.' Simon Abrahams, wheelercentre.com
'...sweet and sad and leaves you wanting more.' Kate McKenzie, emeringwritersfestival.org.au
‘The book’s real power lies in the author’s exploration of themes such as ageing and desirability, heartbreak, family drama and mental health issues … a great taster from this talented writer.’ Rachel Smith, realitychick.com.au
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