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When martial law is declared in Poland in 1981, a close-knit group of art students are forced to make a series of choices that will change their lives. A gripping story about politics, love and betrayal, and the search to find your place in the world – no matter where you are.

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Winner of The Impress Prize for New Writers.

What people are saying


Have you ever read a book and felt you were destined to find and love it? Home is Nearby was that book for me and it made my heart sing! – Bibliophile Book Club


A tender, moving tale of beauty amidst loss, you’ll be utterly immersed in Ania’s world. Home Is Nearby is an impressive debut by an exciting new voice. – Mark Brandi, author of Wimmera, Winner of the Crime Writers’ Association Debut Dagger


A moving, powerful snapshot of the migrant’s experience of losing one future and piecing together another’ – Katherine Brabon, author of The Memory Artist and winner of the Vogel literary award


I closed the final pages with the deep satisfaction that comes at the end of a good book. My heart was full. – Fiona Robertson, writer


This book is beautifully written and poignant. It’s a great snapshot of life in Poland in 1980 and is immensely thought-provoking. – Cosy Reader