Thea Astley; Emily Maguire (Introduction by)

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In the dying town of Drylands, Janet Deakin sells papers to lonely locals. At night, in her flat above the newsagency, she attempts to write a novel for a world in which no one reads--'full of people, she envisaged, glaring at a screen that glared glassily back'. Drylands is the story of the townsfolk's harsh, violent lives. Trenchant and brilliant, Thea Astley's final novel is a dark portrait of outback Australia in decline.

ISBN: 9781925603576
Publication Date: 30-Apr-2018
Publisher: Text Publishing Company