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Issue Details: First known date: 2016... 2016 Treading Air
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'In 1920s Brisbane, Lizzie O’Dea wants to get away from her dad and the memories of her mum that haunt her. At the races, she meets attractive, war-scarred Joe. When he says that he wants to marry her and take her away to far-flung Townsville, Lizzie sees her chance to escape.

'But Lizzie soon falls through what she’d thought was a safety net. On the fringes of society, she discovers a new sense of independence and sexuality, love and friendship. It’s a precarious life, though. Always on the edge of collapse, eventually it spins out of control.

'Two decades later, Lizzie is sick and worn out. Lying in a Brisbane lock hospital, she thinks about Joe, who’s been lost to her for twenty years. But she’s a survivor. There’s hope yet.' (Publication summary)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Mulgrave, Ashwood - Mulgrave area, Melbourne South East, Melbourne, Victoria,: Affirm Press , 2016 .
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      Extent: 280p.
      Note/s:
      • Published July 2016
      ISBN: 9781925344011

Works about this Work

The Vengeful Tramp Ariella Van Luyn , 2016 single work essay
— Appears in: Good Reading , July 2016; (p. 24-26)

'The jazz era of the 1920s in America was filled with exuberant music, fast cars and young men and women determined to have a good time. But at the same time in working-class Far North Queensland, life wasn’t lived at quite the same level of opulence. In a new novel, Treading Air, Queensland author Ariella Van Luyn uses fiction to investigate the life of a real young woman from Townsville named Lizzie O’Dea, who shot another woman in 1924.'

The Vengeful Tramp Ariella Van Luyn , 2016 single work essay
— Appears in: Good Reading , July 2016; (p. 24-26)

'The jazz era of the 1920s in America was filled with exuberant music, fast cars and young men and women determined to have a good time. But at the same time in working-class Far North Queensland, life wasn’t lived at quite the same level of opulence. In a new novel, Treading Air, Queensland author Ariella Van Luyn uses fiction to investigate the life of a real young woman from Townsville named Lizzie O’Dea, who shot another woman in 1924.'

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