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Danielle de Valera Danielle de Valera i(6575735 works by)
Writing name for: Danielle Ellis
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Dropping Out : A Tree Change Novel-in-stories 2016 selected work short story

'When undercover narcotics agents Michael O'Neill and sidekick Baby Johnson are sent from Sydney to the Northern Rivers of New South Wales to bust a heroin dealer so big everyone up there calls him God, they fall in love with the area and decide to drop out. Johnson is pursuing his interest in Star, another urban fugitive, on the run from a violent marriage to Wayne, God's local dealer. O'Neill, still suffering post-traumatic stress as a result of his experiences in the Vietnam War, hopes to live a quiet life in the bush with long-time girlfriend Azure. Although they arrive with high hopes and meet many colourful characters, their dream of a life in the country does not turn out to be as idyllic as they'd imagined.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

2017 shortlisted The Woollahra Digital Literary Award Fiction
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