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photo 2016-09-18 18:49
The Tale of the Zouave and His Lady

by Miranda Beall

 

A young woman falls heir to an old mansion. She soon realizes it is haunted and she is the target of a ghost trapped by time and awaiting her arrival.

 

 

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photo 2016-09-18 18:42
The Tale of the Zouave and His Lady

by Miranda Beall

 

A young woman falls heir to an old mansion. She soon realizes it is haunted and she is the target of a ghost trapped by time and awaiting her arrival.

 

 

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photo 2014-02-15 06:07
The cover of the edition I'm listening to
The Shape of Water - Andrea Camilleri,Daniel Philpott

Not really keen on this pinkish cover, which seems to be the most recent edition of this audiobook. Pretty sure I wouldn't pick it off the library shelf. The terracotta one above appeals far more.

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photo 2013-11-06 02:01
Stabbing them in the neck with a fountain pen works too
Source: markarayner.com/archives/9150
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photo 2013-07-21 20:20
Message Stick: A Novel of Australia

Cover for Message Stick, a novel of Australia. 

One of the best novels in ten years.

Hackney Literary Awards Committee

 

In this fast-paced suspense novel, Gabriel Branch leaves his home on the Queensland coast to search the rugged outback for his best friend. Although Gabe is a biracial Aborigine, he lost all ties to his culture when the government forcibly removed him from his family when he was a child. Everything about the red desert seems alien including the artifact, a message stick, that is his only clue.

 

While crisscrossing the unforgiving terrain he draws the attention of Dana Pukatja, a Pitjantjatjara shaman who runs the smuggling ring. Using his traditional knowledge and many tricks, he stalks Gabe to keep him from discovering the truth. As Gabe struggles with the loss of both his friend and his biological family, the shaman draws closer. The men clash on an arid plain of twisted mulga shrub far from any law except that of the outback itself.

 

Message Stick provides a panoramic look at Australia, its land, its peoples and the social issues that continue to this day. The novel won two national awards and was supported by The Jerome Foundation, the New YorkMillsCulturalCenter and CornucopiaArtsCenter. 

 

Ms. Cunningham shows an Australia beautiful and brutal. You know it isn’t going to be a gentle ride but you’re still not expecting to be kicked out of your seat onto the desert floor, rolling to a stop in the sharp-as-glass spinifex. Don’t be surprised when you want to put it down but can’t.

– Garrison Somers, Editor-in-Chief, The Blotter literary magazine

 

Message Stick demonstrates a mastery of psychological introspection and an uncanny feel for the spirit of place. The novel hit us all very hard.

– James Jones Literary Society President

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