Fantasias for flute

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  • Published 20181106
  • ISBN: 9781925603330
  • Extent: 264pp
  • Paperback (234 x 153mm), eBook

MEG’S BROTHERS WERE lucky. They joined the army when they turned eighteen: first Liam, then Stuart. When reveille sounded, they sat up in their bunks and pulled on their boots. They washed their faces with a towel dipped in cold water, raised their arms and rolled on deodorant, then drained cups of sugary coffee in the mess hall. They weren’t required to consider existential questions; they simply had to do their jobs.

When Meg’s alarm sounded, she felt like a caterpillar, safe on the underside of a leaf. The central air kept her cool, so she slept cocooned in blankets. She sat up and lifted the window blind to look out at the night sky. It had a brown tinge: suspended dust. She’d seen the same sky two months earlier, on the night she’d arrived in Abu Dhabi.

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Lucy Neave

Lucy Neave is the author of the novel Who We Were (Text, 2013), which was shortlisted for the ACT Book of the Year Award....

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