Every two seconds

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  • Published 20060905
  • ISBN: 9780733319389
  • Extent: 288 pp
  • Paperback (234 x 153mm)

SOMEBODY DIES EVERY two seconds, and then every two seconds somebody is born. It’s what Mum told me when my rabbit died. And I’m thinking and it’s too quiet, so I say it now that somebody dies, I say it aloud, and Julia lets out a sudden sob like a death-rattle, like it’s the last breath she’ll ever take, like breathing’s the hardest thing she could do right now. That sob is almost worse than the silence, so that’s when I ask them:

“Do you think she still has a vagina?”

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Christine Fontana

Christine Fontana is based in Melbourne and currently undertaking her PhD at Deakin Univesity.She is the author of a non-fiction book (Stick Figure, Hill...

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