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A lovely and terrible thing

Womersley, Chris2019
Around you the world is swirling. You pass through a submerged town, its steeples and trees barely visible through the thick water... In the distance the wreck of the gunship HMS Elizabeth lolls on a sandbank. Oil slicks the canals of the capital and even now the old men still tell tales of mermen in the shallows... A pool empty of water save for a brackish puddle and bones and hanks of fur on the floor, the remains of mice or possums that have tumbled in, lured perhaps by the moisture. Or perhaps by something else...
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A lovely and terrible thing / Chris Womersley.
Sydney, New South Wales : Picador, an imprint of Pan Macmillan Australia, 2019.©2019
270 pages ; 24 cm
Headful of bees -- The house of special purpose -- The possibility of water -- The very edge of things -- Growing plain -- Petrichor -- The middle of nowhere -- The other side of silence -- The mare's nest -- The age of terror -- Dark the water, so deep the night -- Where there's smoke -- Season of hope -- A lovely and terrible thing -- Blood brother -- Crying wolf -- The deep end -- The shed -- Theories of relativity -- What the darkness said -- Acknowledgements -- Details of previous publication.
9781760554811 (paperback)
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