Books The Strays by Emily Bitto Hardcover, 240 pages, Twelve, List Price: $26 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleThe StraysAuthorEmily Bitto Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon Independent Booksellers NPR Summary A prize-winning novel from Australia follows the haunting tale of three sisters and their friend, who confront Faustian bargains while coming of age on the outskirts of their parents' glamorous bohemian lifestyle. Genres: Historical Fiction Literary Fiction Fiction Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email NPR stories about The Strays NPR The Week's Best Stories From NPR Books NPR's Book Concierge: Our Guide To 2017's Great Reads December 5, 2017 The Book Concierge is back and bigger than ever! Explore more than 350 standout titles picked by NPR staff and critics. Review Book Reviews 'The Strays' Invites You To A Disturbing, Magical World January 4, 2017 Emily Bitto's new novel is set in the overheated avant-garde art scene of Depression-era Melbourne, where two girls — conventional Lily and sharp-tongued, exotic Eva — form a complicated bond.