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An alarming glimpse into our future from acclaimed Australian author Georgia Blain.
I am a Lotto Girl. I should not be here. Why haven't they come for me?
Fern Marlow is alone, datawiped and in hiding. Her mobie says she's Delia Greene, a ReCorp refuse sorter. Every day she queues to work, to earn just enough to stay alive. Every night she dreams of the past and the life she's meant to be living, back at Halston, an exclusive school for those wealthy enough – or lucky enough – to be genetically designed.
Her rescuers said her former life was a lie, that she can trust no one. They also said they'd come back for her, and they haven't.
Fern doesn't know who to believe. To uncover the truth, and save herself, Fern must answer the one question she can't face. Is she special?
About the Author
Georgia Blain has published novels for adults and young adults, essays, short stories and a memoir. Her first novel was the bestselling Closed For Winter, which was made into a feature film. She has been shortlisted for numerous awards including the NSW and SA Premier's Literary Awards, and the Nita B. Kibble Award for her memoir Births, Deaths and Marriages. Georgia's most recent works include The Secret Lives of Men, Too Close to Home and YA novel Darkwater. In 2016 she will publish Between a Wolf and a Dog (Scribe) and Special (Random House Australia), a speculative fiction novel that explores science, technology and commerce and how they could affect our lives in the near future. She lives in Sydney, where she works full-time as a writer.
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ISBN: 9780857988072 ISBN-10: 0857988077 Audience:
For Ages: 13+ years old Format:
Number Of Pages: 336 Published: 28th March 2016 Publisher: Random House Australia Country of Publication: AU Dimensions (cm): 19.6 x 13.0
Weight (kg): 0.23
Edition Number: 1
About the Author
Georgia Blain has published five novels: CLOSED FOR WINTER, CANDELO, THE BLIND EYE, NAMES FOR NOTHINGNESS and the young adult novel DARKWATER. She was named one of the Sydney Morning Herald's Best Young Novelists in 1998, and has been shortlisted for the NSW Premier's Literary Awards. Two of her novels have been optioned for feature films, including CLOSED FOR WINTER, which was filmed as Elise in 2007. She has been published internationally, with her work appearing in publications such as Granta and The Independent Magazine. Her most recent book for adults BIRTHS DEATHS MARRIAGES was shortlisted for the Nita B Kibble Award in 2009.
Georgia passed away on December 9th, 2016. She leaves a husband, the filmmaker Andrew Taylor, and a daughter, Odessa.
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