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A Constant Hum by Alice Bishop
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it was amazing
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Reading these stories as bushfires razed multiple states, lives and homes were lost, and the sky changed with the increasing smoke added an extra layer of poignancy to this already sobering and sensitive collection of stories. Bishop’s observations and skill with descriptions of people, of places, lost and recovered, provide perceptively constructed details of lives and the grief of losing homes, animals, loved ones, and how life can change to the time before and the time after.

“You remember mostly, three a.m.: they found our neighbours in clusters, mostly in amalgam fillings and tyre rims trickled into what looked like snowy earth – silvers, gunmetal greys and blacks so petrol-shiny you’d think of a currawong’s wing, of a bush pigeon’s neck, flecked.”

Longer and short, flash pieces meld together to form a heightened reading experience. Highly recommended.
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December 30, 2019 – Shelved

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