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Issue Details: First known date: 2020... 2020 Future Girl
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'Piper's mum wants her to be 'normal', to pass as hearing and get a good job. But when peak oil hits and Melbourne lurches towards environmental catastrophe, Piper has more important things to worry about, such as how to get food.

'When she meets Marley, a CODA (child of Deaf adult), a door opens into a new world - where Deafness is something to celebrate rather than hide, and where resilience is created through growing your own food rather than it being delivered on a truck.

'As she dives into learning Auslan, sign language that is exquisitely beautiful and expressive, Piper finds herself falling hard for Marley. But Marley, who has grown up in the Deaf community yet is not Deaf, is struggling to find his place in the hearing world. How can they be together?

'Future Girl is the art journal of sixteen-year-old Piper, a visual extravaganza of text, paint, collage and drawings, woven into a deeply engaging coming-of-age story set in near-future Melbourne.' (Publication summary)

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Notes

  • Writing Disability in Australia

    Type of disability Deafness.
    Type of character Primary.
    Point of view First person.

  • Future Girl was optioned for film by Orange Entertainment, which aimed to make the adaptation with an inclusive cast and crew of Deaf / Hard of Hearing creatives.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Crows Nest, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Allen and Unwin , 2020 .
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      Extent: 384p.
      Description: illus.
      Note/s:
      • Published 29th September 2020
      ISBN: 9781760294373
    • Toronto, Ontario,
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      Canada,
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      Americas,
      :
      Annick Press ,
      2021 .
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      Alternative title: The Words in My Hands
      Extent: 388p.p.
      Note/s:
      • Published 2 November 2021.
      ISBN: 9781773215280, 1773215280

Works about this Work

These Science Fiction and Fantasy Books Centre and Celebrate Disabled Characters Kit Kavanagh-Ryan , 2021 single work review
— Appears in: ABC News [Online] , December 2021;

— Review of Highway Bodies Alison Evans , 2019 single work novel ; City of Lies Sam Hawke , 2018 single work novel ; Future Girl Asphyxia , 2020 single work novel

Also reviews:

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The End of the World : Three New Young Adult Novels Benjamin Chandler , 2021 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , January–February no. 428 2021; (p. 47-48)

— Review of Future Girl Asphyxia , 2020 single work novel ; The Other Side of the Sky Amie Kaufman , Meagan Spooner , 2020 single work novel ; Indigo Owl Charlie Archbold , 2020 single work novel
Kate Grenville, Sofie Laguna, Julia Baird and Others : The 20 Best Australian Books of 2020 2020 single work column
— Appears in: The Guardian Australia , 17 December 2020;
The End of the World : Three New Young Adult Novels Benjamin Chandler , 2021 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , January–February no. 428 2021; (p. 47-48)

— Review of Future Girl Asphyxia , 2020 single work novel ; The Other Side of the Sky Amie Kaufman , Meagan Spooner , 2020 single work novel ; Indigo Owl Charlie Archbold , 2020 single work novel
These Science Fiction and Fantasy Books Centre and Celebrate Disabled Characters Kit Kavanagh-Ryan , 2021 single work review
— Appears in: ABC News [Online] , December 2021;

— Review of Highway Bodies Alison Evans , 2019 single work novel ; City of Lies Sam Hawke , 2018 single work novel ; Future Girl Asphyxia , 2020 single work novel

Also reviews:

On the Edge of Gone by Corinne Duyvis

The Good Hawk by Joseph Elliott

Kate Grenville, Sofie Laguna, Julia Baird and Others : The 20 Best Australian Books of 2020 2020 single work column
— Appears in: The Guardian Australia , 17 December 2020;
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