Too Much Lip by Melissa Lucashenko – Book Review

Kerry Salter needs to head back home because her dad’s not doing too well. But she escaped from her hometown, from her family and all that bullshit. But when she discovers that corrupt politics may be leading to the selling off of the land where generations of her family have been buried, and that there are plans to build a prison, she finds she can’t leave. Not until she tries to make things right.

It’s funny, it inspires anger and outrage, it’ll make you laugh and cry. Kerry Salter is annoying and strong, and impulsive and drives you nuts, but you also want her to fix everything.

Too Much Lip won the Miles Franklin Award for 2019 and was shortlisted for the Stella Award and the Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards Prize for Indigenous Writing.