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A Constant Hum - Alice Bishop

Paperback Published: 2nd July 2019
ISBN: 9781925773842
Number Of Pages: 240

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Before the bushfires—before the front of flames comes roaring over the hills—the ridges are thick with gums.

After the fires, the birds have gone. There is only grey ash and melted metal, the blackened husks of cars.

And the lost people: in temporary accommodation on the outskirts of the city, on the TV news in borrowed clothes, or remembered in flyers on a cafe wall.

A Constant Hum grapples with the aftermath of disaster with an eye for telling detail. Some of these stories cut to the bone; others are empathetic stories of survival, even hope.

All are gripping and beautifully written, heralding the arrival of an important new voice in literary fiction.

About the Author

Alice Bishop grew up in Christmas Hills, Victoria. Her writing has been published by Meanjin, Overland, Australian Book Review, Lip Magazine and the Wheeler Centre. Her debut book, a short story collection, is called A Constant Hum.

Industry Reviews

"Remarkable...A writer of the highest quality."
Tony Birch

"These kaleidoscopic visions of fire, trauma and loss twist into a closely observed chronicle of people and place—of humanity and hope. Dazzling writing, acutely attentive to simple truths."
Jonathan Green

ISBN: 9781925773842
ISBN-10: 1925773841
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 2nd July 2019
Publisher: Text Publishing Co
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 23.2 x 15.4  x 1.7
Weight (kg): 0.3

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