A STOLEN SEASON by Rodney Hall

Adam's life has been ruined by war . . . A veteran of the Iraq conflict who has suffered such extensive bodily trauma that he can only really survive by means of a mechanical skeleton.

Marianna's has been ruined by men . . . A woman who has had to flee the country after her husband lied to the wrong people.

John Philip's by too much money . . . Until he receives a surprise inheritance in the evening of his own life.

Rodney Hall, two-times winner of the Miles Franklin Literary Award, presents the story of three people experiencing a period of life they never thought possible, and, perhaps, should never have been granted at all...


Fleeting moments: life is a short season stolen from history. The brilliance of Rodney Hall is on show in this beautifully constructed mosaic novel. What sense can we make of being alive? Join this masterful writer when he talks with ABC Hub on Books producer Sarah L'Estrange, on Sunday 12 August at the Festival.