by Eva Hornung
Hiam is a journey through a psychic and geographic landscape, a journey through disintegration and loss. Hiam abandons Adelaide to unravel her life and memories on the road north after her family and identity have been destroyed.
On one level this is a story of a migrant’s experience in a strange land, a story drawing on the pressures, fragilities and strengths of exiled communities. It is also a story of universal human grief, individual courage and the will, not only to survive, but to live fully in the world.
Winner Australian Vogel Award 1997
Winner Dobbie Literary Awards 1999
Shortlisted Kibble Award, 1999
Shortlisted National Fiction Award
Shortlisted The Courier Mail Book of the Year
- Year of Publication: 1998
- Genre: Literature
- Audience: Adult