Hump day

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  • Published 20230801
  • ISBN: 978-1-922212-86-3
  • Extent: 196pp
  • Paperback (234 x 153mm), eBook

7.30 am 

The day they discover the meaning of life, Prue wakes with a headache. Across the kitchen table, Sam says I can’t believe it over and over again. 

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About the author

Jade Peters

Jade Peters’ fiction has appeared in The Suburban Review. She grew up on unceded Dharawal land and now lives in Naarm (Melbourne).

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