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Lois Murphy Lois Murphy i(A102245 works by)
Gender: Female
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Soon 2017 single work novel

'An almost deserted town in the middle of nowhere, Nebulah's days of mining and farming prosperity – if they ever truly existed – are long gone. These days even the name on the road sign into town has been removed. Yet for Pete, an ex-policeman, Milly, Li and a small band of others, it's the only place they have ever felt at home.

'One winter solstice, a strange residual and mysterious mist arrives, that makes even birds disappear. It is a real and potent force, yet also strangely emblematic of the complacency and unease that afflicts so many of our small towns, and the country that Murphy knows so well.

'Partly inspired by the true story of Wittenoom, the ill-fated West Australia asbestos town, Soon is the story of the death of a haunted town, and the plight of the people who either won’t, or simply can’t, abandon all they have ever had. With finely wrought characters and brilliant plotting, it is a taut and original novel, where the people we come to know, and those who are drawn to the town's intrigue, must ultimately fight for survival.' (Publication summary)

2018 longlisted Davitt Award Best Debut
2018 longlisted Davitt Award Best Adult Crime Novel
2018 shortlisted Colin Roderick Award
2017 shortlisted Australian Shadows Award Novel
2017 winner Aurealis Awards for Excellence in Australian Speculative Fiction Horror Division Novel
Troy Wet Ink , no. 27 2012 single work short story
2012 shortlisted Wet Ink Short Story Award
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