The literary world is abuzz with the thrilling news that Australian author Kate Morton’s hugely anticipated new book, Homecoming, will be published in the UK on 13 April 2023. Morton, who has written six novels, is one of Australia’s biggest publishing exports having sold more than 16 million books in 42 countries.
Mantle, the publisher of Morton’s forthcoming novel, describes it as: “An epic novel that spans generations. Homecoming asks what we would do for those we love, and how we protect the lies we tell. It explores the power of motherhood, the corrosive effects of tightly held secrets, and the healing nature of truth. Above all, it is a beguiling and immensely satisfying novel from one of the finest writers working today.
Morton said: “I started Homecoming in the middle of 2020; having left London to be near family in South Australia, and as many things known about the world seemed to become unknown overnight, I began to think a lot about home and belonging and family, and especially what it means to ‘come home’. This book has been a home of sorts for me over the past two years—a place to disappear into: my favourite experience, as both a reader and a writer—and now, at last, it is time to invite my readers in too.
“Homecoming will feel familiar to my regular readers because it’s filled with secrets and mysteries, the haunting of the present by the past, by mothers, daughters, stories, storytellers, and a big old house on a hill. But in this book, along with a London setting—because, of course, London is the city of my heart—I’ve also brought my readers somewhere new and that is the Adelaide Hills, one of the most beautiful, haunting and glorious parts of Australia.”