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Victoria Carless Victoria Carless i(A128420 works by)
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Playwright and novelist.

Victoria Carless holds a PhD in creative writing, and has had a number of plays produced and published since 2006 -- including The Rainbow Dark, which won the 2006 George Landen Dann Award.

Her debut novel, The Dream Walker, was published in June 2017.

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y separately published work icon The Dream Walker Sydney : Hachette Australia , 2017 11440312 2017 single work novel young adult

'Sixteen-year-old Lucy Hart has been counting the days till she can get the hell out of Digger's Landing - a small Queensland fishing hamlet home to fifteen families, a posse of mongrel dogs, and Parkers Corner Store (no apostrophe and nowhere near a corner).

'But just like the tides Lucy's luck is on the turn, and as graduation nears her escape plans begin to falter; her best friend, Polly, is dropping out of school to help pay the bills, and Tom has been shipped off to boarding school, away from the flotsam of this place. And then there's Lucy's nightlife, which is filled with dreams that just don't seem to belong to her at all . . .

'When the fish stop biting, like they did when her mum was still around, Lucy realises she isn't the only one with a secret.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

2018 shortlisted Queensland Literary Awards Young Adult Book Award
2018 CBCA Book of the Year Awards Notable Book Older Readers
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