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Issue Details: First known date: 2013... 2013 What the Ground Can't Hold
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'Two Americans are presumed dead and nine people are trapped in a cabin after an avalanche falls in the remote Andes...

Told from five points of view, What the Ground Can't Hold follows:

Emma, an Australian faced with an impossible decision that could see her parents jailed.

Jack, a teenager obsessed with Jack Kerouac, anti-globalism and sex.

Carmen, a tango dancer whose estranged father is dying of cancer.

Pedro, the cabin manager, who's in hiding from his ex-wife.

And Wolfe, an American on a deadly family quest.

With food supplies dwindling, these unlikely companions are forced to extremes and discover they are bound by more than their surroundings – each has a secret that links them to Argentina's Dirty War.

What the Ground Can't Hold is a mesmerising debut about the ways the past closes in on the present, and shatters the foundations upon which we build our lives.' (Publisher's blurb)

Notes

  • Launched at the Wollongong Public Library on Saturday 31 August and Gleebooks on Sunday 22 September 2013.

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Works about this Work

Shady Cosgrove : What the Ground Can’t Hold Jacqui Dent , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Newtown Review of Books , November 2014;

— Review of What the Ground Can't Hold Shady Cosgrove , 2013 single work novel
What I’m Reading Anthony Macris , 2013 single work column
— Appears in: Meanjin Online 2013;
Shady Cosgrove : What the Ground Can’t Hold Jacqui Dent , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Newtown Review of Books , November 2014;

— Review of What the Ground Can't Hold Shady Cosgrove , 2013 single work novel
What I’m Reading Anthony Macris , 2013 single work column
— Appears in: Meanjin Online 2013;
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