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Songs That Sound Like Blood - Jared Thomas

Songs That Sound Like Blood

By: Jared Thomas

Paperback | 1 August 2016

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Roxy May Redding’s got music in her soul and songs in her blood. She lives in a hot dusty town and is dreaming big. She survives run-ins with the mean girls at high school, sings in her dad’s band and babysits for her wayward aunt. But Roxy wants a new start. When she gets the chance to study music in the big city, she takes it.

Roxy’s new life, her new friends and her music collide in a way she could never have imagined. Being a poor student sucks... navigating her way through the pressure of a national music competition has knobs on it... singing for her dinner is soul destroying... but nothing prepares Roxy for her biggest challenge. Her crush on Ana, the local music journo, forces her to steer her way through a complex maze of emotions alien to this small town girl. Family and friends watch closely as Roxy takes a confronting journey to find out who the hell she is.

About the Author

Jared Thomas is an Indigenous author, playwright, poet, and academic. He is a Nukunu person who grew up in Port Augusta, and his mother’s Aboriginal family came from Winton, Queensland. He has been a freelance journalist, film script editor, and writer, and lectured in communications, film, literature, and art.

His first novel Sweet Guy, published by IAD Press, was shortlisted for both the Victorian Premier's Literary Awards and the Festival Awards for Literature, South Australia. With his second novel Calypso Summer, Thomas was awarded the Kuril Dhagun Indigenous Writing Fellowship in 2013.

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