As the townspeople watch the strangers to discover their identity, we learn far more about the watchers than the watched.
Hand Me Down World is a brilliant, haunting novel from the author of the award-winning Mister Pip.
Lloyd Jones’s dazzling novel is set on a Pacific Island ravaged by war. Told through the eyes of young Matilda and drawing on the elusive power of great literature, it has caught the imagination of readers the world over.
The 2011 earthquake that shook Christchurch to its core led Lloyd Jones to investigate his own foundations and family past. And so begins a quest to revisit what has been buried by a legacy of silence.