The broom closet

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  • Published 20080603
  • ISBN: 9780733322822
  • Extent: 288 pp
  • Paperback (234 x 153mm)

IT’S LIKE THIS. Your baby is howling just as loud as the never-ending stream of stinking road-trains, and Jemimah’s in the kitchen killing ants with a soup spoon, her dirty bare feet tensing as she applies force and laughs at the little popping sounds. The final blood-red smear of sunlight is sliding towards the horizon. With one palm on the dusty sill in the back room, you stare out the window into the terrifying dusk. Karen-Anne is in the front room bouncing on a bed and singing along to one of those surreal afternoon children’s programs, about bananas and elephants being the best of friends. Alexis sits by your legs, reading from a book of love poetry you were given by someone long forgotten.

‘Mamma, who’s Cole-ridge?’

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JT Glazebrook

Joel Glazebrook was born in Mackay and started writing at the age of six after his grandmother gave him an old typewriter.After completing a...

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