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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Shirley Barrett Narrator: Merridy Eastman Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2016 ISBN: 9781478987765
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An impassioned, charming, and hilarious debut novel about a young woman’s coming-of-age, during one of the harshest whaling seasons in history.

When the eldest daughter of a whaling family in New South Wales sets out to write about the particularly difficult season of 1908, the story she tells reveals itself to be far larger than she ever expected. As her family struggles to survive, and as she attempts to navigate sibling rivalries and all-consuming first love, nineteen-year-old Mary will soon discover a shocking side to these men who hunt the seas, and the truth of her own place among them. Swinging from Mary’s own hopes and disappointments to the challenges that have beset her family’s whaling operation, Rush Oh! is also a celebration of an extraordinary episode in history, when man and beast formed a unique, heartwarming allegiance.

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  • “Beautiful and brutal, witty and kind, Rush Oh! is a story of great surprises and a beating heart—a book to never forget.”

    Markus Zusak, #1 New York Times bestseller

  • “A light-hearted tale of the 1908 whaling season in a small New South Wales town.”

    Guardian (London)

  • “Drolly tart and unsentimental…Prickly yet endearing Mary is the star…Yes, there’s a lot of whaling talk, but with a narrator reminiscent of Jo March, the sensibility here is more akin to Little Women than Moby Dick."

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About the Author

Shirley Barrett is best known for her work as a screenwriter and director. Her first film, Love Serenade, won the Caméra d’Or (Best First Feature) at Cannes Film Festival in 1996. In 2010, the script for her film South Solitary won the Queensland Premier’s Prize and the West Australian Premier’s Prize. She lives in Sydney, Australia.