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Locust Girl

Spinifex Press, North Melbourne, 2015
Anvil Publishing Manila, 2015

Most everything has dried up: water, the womb, even the love among lovers. Hunger is rife, except across the border. One night, a village is bombed after its men attempt to cross the border. Nine-year old Amedea is buried underground and sleeps to survive. Ten years later, she wakes with a locust embedded in her brow. This political fable and coming-of-age story is a girl’s magical journey through the border. The border has cut the human heart. Can she repair it with the story of a small life? This is the Locust Girl’s dream, her lovesong—

For those walking to the border for dear life
And those guarding the border for dear life

 

 
   


 
         
         

 

 

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