COMP CLOSED: WIN ‘The Keepers’ by Al Campbell

This week’s giveaway book is a daring and dazzling debut from AWC alumna Al Campbell (read more about her path to publication on our blog). The Keepers shines a light on the unsung heroes of our communities: the carers.

Jay is devoted to the care of her teenage twins who view the world as differently as it views them. Frank is sweet, sensitive and bullied, while whip-smart Teddy needs an iPad to speak. With an absent husband and battling a nightmare bureaucracy, Jay leans heavily on Keep, her lifelong half-real friend. But in the corner of her eye lurks her mother, and a childhood Jay knows she can’t ever outrun.

Jay believes she is managing quite well, with a half-grip on this half-life of hers. That is, until Teddy starts to get sick, refusing to eat, while doctors refuse to listen, confounding everything Jay thought she knew about what lies ahead.

The Keepers is an incredible and fiercely honest novel about the damage done by parents who can’t love, the failures of a community that only claims to care, and the resilience of those whose stories mostly go untold.

‘The Keepers is an extraordinary piece of writing. A constellation of love and pain opening up to the reader in a magical and terrifying way. It's utterly remarkable.’ – Annabel Crabb

To be in to win one of three copies this week, describe (in 25 words or fewer) what friendship means to you. Our three favourite entries will win a copy of this book.

Entries close midday Monday 14 February 2022, Sydney/Melbourne time.

THIS COMPETITION HAS NOW CLOSED. THANKS FOR YOUR ENTRIES! WINNERS WILL BE CONTACTED BY EMAIL AND ANNOUNCED IN OUR NEWSLETTER.

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