The things we’ll leave behind

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  • Published 20200204
  • ISBN: 9781925773804
  • Extent: 264pp
  • Paperback (234 x 153mm), eBook

THERE’S A LIGHT blearing hazy through the glass behind her brother’s head, the red-blue red-blue of a police car or ambulance. A fire truck. The siren whirs, sings, sets off the great, lumbering sheep dog at her father’s feet, barking at the door until she pulls it open.

Mee-mah-mee-mah,’ her niece cries, her little feet pounding against the unpolished floor. Ash pays her no mind, leaning against the doorframe, fingers itching for a cigarette as she watches her father’s dog race over the Mars-red dirt of the farm, leap the paddock fence and disappear through a flock of newly shorn sheep.

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