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Issue Details: First known date: 2010... 2010 Moon Flowers at the Ritz
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    y separately published work icon Glitter Rose Marianne de Pierres , Yokine : Twelfth Planet Press , 2010 Z1873006 2010 selected work short story science fiction 'The Glitter Rose Collection features five short stories by Marianne de Pierres - four previously published and one new story. Each copy of this limited edition print run is signed and presented in a beautiful hardbound cover, with internal black and white illustrations.

    The Glitter Rose stories are set against the background of Carmine Island (an island reminiscent of Stradbroke Island, Queensland) where a decade ago spores from deep in the ocean blew in, by a freak of nature, and settled on the island. These spores bring fierce allergies to the inhabitants of the island. And maybe other, more sinister effects. As we follow Tinashi's journey of moving to and settling into island life, we get a clearer picture of just what is happening on Carmine Island.

    Glitter Rose is named after the glitter rose dusks that happen at certain tides on the island - when the last of sunset has fallen, a strange phosphorescence can be seen on the sands of the beaches. Colourless at first, it rapidly changes to a "carpet of tiny, shining, rose-coloured grains" as the sky darkens.' (Publisher's blurb)
    Yokine : Twelfth Planet Press , 2010