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Book extract: Impossible Music

Adelaide author Sean Williams’ new novel, Impossible Music, explores deafness from the perspective of a guitarist who suddenly loses his hearing. It springs from Williams’ love of music and a fear of losing the thing he most loves: writing.

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Book extract: Year of the Orphan

Maralinga in South Australia inspired the Mad Max-type outback landscape of writer and historian Daniel Findlay’s disturbing debut novel, set 500 years after a nuclear apocalypse.

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Book extract: The Death of Holden

Jeff Jurgens spent more than two decades working at the Holden factory at Elizabeth until uncertainty about the future of the car industry encouraged him to take a redundancy package. But even today, seven years later, it’s as if he never left …

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Book extract: The Hounded

Adelaide Hills screenwriter Simon Butters’ first novel, aimed at young adults, explores issues such as depression, eating disorders and bullying through the story of a 15-year-old social outcast named Montgomery.