- Published 20230502
- ISBN: 978-1-922212-83-2
- Extent: 264pp
- Paperback (234 x 153mm), eBook
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About the author
SJ Finn is a fiction writer and poet from Melbourne. Her poetry has been included on short and longlists, including the Peter Porter Poetry...
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