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Closing Down - Sally Abbott


Published: 26th April 2017
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Conjuring a dark future for Australia, Closing Down gives us a glimpse into a world fractured by a financial crisis and the effects of global climate change. The inaugural winner of The Richell Prize for Emerging Writers.

No matter how strange, difficult and absurd the world becomes, some things never change. The importance of home. Of love. Of kindness to strangers. Of memories and dreams.

Australia's rural towns and communities are closing down, much of Australia is being sold to overseas interests, states and countries and regions are being realigned worldwide. Town matriarch Granna Adams, her grandson Roberto, the lonely and thoughtful Clare - all try in their own way to hold on to their sense of self, even as the world around them fractures.

What would you do if all you held to be familiar was lost? More importantly, where do you belong?

An extraordinary debut novel from an exciting new Australian voice.

About the Author

Sally Abbott is a former journalist and a PR Director who lives in Melbourne with her partner. She was the inaugural winner of The Richell Prize for Emerging Writers in 2015. Closing Down is her first novel.


Realsitic Glimpse of a Future


The book explores a grim Australian (& world) future and how it affects the lives of citizens both individually & as a Society. Needless to say we see winners & losers but few untouched.

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Closing Down

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ISBN: 9780733635946
ISBN-10: 0733635946
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 26th April 2017
Publisher: Hachette Australia
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.4  x 2.2
Weight (kg): 0.36
Edition Number: 1