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Issue Details: First known date: 2021... 2021 New Animal
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'… most nights I find myself trying to combine with someone else to become this two-headed thing with flailing limbs, chomping teeth, and tangled hair. This new animal. I am medicated by another body. Drunk on warm skin. Dumbly high on the damp friction between them and me.

'It's not easy getting close to people. Amelia's meeting a lot of men but once she gets the sex she wants from them, that's it for her; she can't connect further. A terrible thing happened to Daniel last year and it's stuck inside Amelia ever since, making her stuck too.

'Maybe being a cosmetician at her family's mortuary business isn't the best job for a young woman. It's not helping her social life. She loves her job, but she's not great at much else. Especially emotion.

'And then something happens to her mum and suddenly Amelia's got too many feelings and the only thing that makes any sense to her is running away.

'It takes the intervention of her two fathers and some hilariously wrong encounters with other broken people in a struggling Tasmanian BDSM club to help her accept the truth she has been hiding from. And in a final, cataclysmic scene, we learn along with Amelia that you need to feel another person's weight before you can feel your own.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

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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 , 2021 .
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      Extent: 240p.p.
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      • Published March 2021.
      ISBN: 9781760877798

Works about this Work

Ella Baxter : New Animal Linda Godfrey , 2021 single work review
— Appears in: The Newtown Review of Books , April 2021;

— Review of New Animal Ella Baxter , 2021 single work novel

'Ella Baxter’s debut novel is about a young woman attempting to make sense of her world and her body after she has experienced two serious bouts of grief. This needs to be said upfront because a reader could get caught up in the detail of this story and forget that this young woman is experiencing deep pain.' (Introduction)

Intimacy, Sexuality and Senses of Identity Gretchen Shirm , 2021 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 20 March 2021; (p. 16)

— Review of New Animal Ella Baxter , 2021 single work novel ; The Performance Claire Thomas , 2021 single work novel
Intimacy, Sexuality and Senses of Identity Gretchen Shirm , 2021 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 20 March 2021; (p. 16)

— Review of New Animal Ella Baxter , 2021 single work novel ; The Performance Claire Thomas , 2021 single work novel
Ella Baxter : New Animal Linda Godfrey , 2021 single work review
— Appears in: The Newtown Review of Books , April 2021;

— Review of New Animal Ella Baxter , 2021 single work novel

'Ella Baxter’s debut novel is about a young woman attempting to make sense of her world and her body after she has experienced two serious bouts of grief. This needs to be said upfront because a reader could get caught up in the detail of this story and forget that this young woman is experiencing deep pain.' (Introduction)

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