The Einstein canaries

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  • Published 20050906
  • ISBN: 9780733316715
  • Extent: 232 pp
  • Paperback (234 x 153mm)

I FELT LIKE I should kiss her or hug her, but while I was still thinking she got in her car. I felt like I should thank her or crack a gag or say something profound, but while I was still thinking she said, “Cheer up. This is history in the making.” Then the engine started and she was gone.

I like it here. I like the way the red earth pulls the blue sky taut over the horizon and pins it behind the curve. I like it how the clouds live high and the scrub lives low and how there is not much in between except breathing space.

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