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Dyschronia: Shortlisted for the Miles Franklin Literary Award 2019

Dyschronia: Shortlisted for the Miles Franklin Literary Award 2019

A wild and brilliant vision of a future Australia driven by ecological catastrophe.

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ISBN 9781760552206
Barcode 9781760552206
Published 30 January 2018 by Pan Macmillan
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Mills, Jennifer
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ISBN-13 9781760552206
ISBN-10 1760552208
Stock Available
Status Title is temporarily out of stock
Publisher Pan Macmillan
Imprint Picador Australia
Publication Date 30 January 2018
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Mills, Jennifer
Category Award Winning
Modern Fiction
Number of Pages 368
Dimensions Width: 148mm
Height: 233mm
Spine: 28mm
Weight 447g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code Not specified
Catalogue Code 884599

Description of this Book

One morning, the residents of a coastal small town wake to discover the sea has disappeared, leaving them 'landlocked'. However, the narrator has been seeing visions of this cataclysm for years. Is she a prophet? Does she have a disorder that skews her perception of time (the 'Dyschronia' of the title). Or is she just a liar? Mills' novel takes contemporary issues of resource depletion and climate change and welds them to one young woman's migraine-inducing nightmares. Her narrator's prevision anticipates a world where entire communities are left to fend for themselves: economically drained, socially fractured, trapped between a hardscrabble past and an uncertain future.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

Awards Short-listed for Aurealis Award for Best Science Fiction Novel 2019 -- Short-listed for Miles Franklin Literary Award 2019

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Author's Bio

Jennifer Mills is the author of the novels Gone (UQP, 2011) and The Diamond Anchor (UQP, 2009) and a collection of short stories, The Rest is Weight (UQP, 2012). The Rest is Weight. Mills' fiction, non-fiction and poetry have been widely published, appearing in Meanjin, Hecate, Overland, Heat, Island, the Lifted Brow, the Griffith Review, Best Australian Stories, New Australian Stories, and the Review of Australian Fiction, as well as being broadcast, recorded and performed from Adelaide to Berlin. She is a regular writer for Overland literary journal and has contributed criticism to the Sydney Morning Herald, the Wheeler Centre, and the Sydney Review of Books. She is currently the fiction editor at Overland.

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