River cities

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  • Published 20190205
  • ISBN: 9781925773408
  • Extent: 264pp
  • Paperback (234 x 153mm), eBook

EASTWOOD HAD NEVER liked storms. Not the Brisbane ones anyway, which didn’t so much pour as drop.

He hadn’t liked the shatter of the rain, or the hail – hard and round as golf balls – or the wind that could strip just about anything dumb enough to step out into it. Those nights, Eastwood would peel his hulking body off the floor and lumber out into their overgrown yard, battling the leap of fat-necked toads and the maw of the black night. He’d stand there, old body thick, and bark at every growl of thunder and blink of white lightening that broke through.

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