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Helena Fox Helena Fox i(A93250 works by)
Gender: Female
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Wollongong-based Helena Fox graduated from Warren Wilson College, USA with a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing. She has travelled widely and is married to an American jazz musician.

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y separately published work icon How It Feels to Float Sydney : Pan Macmillan Australia , 2019 15644206 2019 single work novel young adult

'Biz knows how to float. She has her people, her posse, her mom and the twins. She has Grace. And she has her dad, who tells her about the little kid she was, who loves her so hard, and who shouldn’t be here but is. So Biz doesn’t tell anyone anything. Not about her dark, runaway thoughts, not about kissing Grace or noticing Jasper, the new boy. And she doesn’t tell anyone about her dad. Because her dad died when she was seven. And Biz knows how to float, right there on the surface–normal okay regular fine.

'But after what happens on the beach–first in the ocean, and then in the sand–the tethers that hold Biz steady come undone. Dad disappears and, with him, all comfort. It might be easier, better, sweeter to float all the way away? Or maybe stay a little longer, find her father, bring him back to her. Or maybe–maybe maybe maybe–there’s a third way Biz just can’t see yet.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

2020 longlisted Indie Awards Young Adult
2020 shortlisted Victorian Premier's Literary Awards Prize for Young Adult Fiction
2019 shortlisted Queensland Literary Awards Young Adult Book Award
Skin 2005 single work short story
— Appears in: Island , Summer no. 103 2005; (p. 103-110)
2005 winner University of Canberra National Short Story Competition
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