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A presence haunts an old dresser in an inner-city share house. Shining sun-people lure children from their carefree beachside lives. Sheela-na-gigs colonise a middle-aged man's outer and inner worlds. A girl with a heavy conscience seeks relief in exile on the Treeless Plain.
These stories from four-time World Fantasy Award winner Margo Lanagan are all set in Australia, a myth-soaked landscape both stubbornly inscrutable and crisscrossed by interlopers' dreamings. Explore four littoral and liminal worlds, a-crackle with fears and possibilities. --Cover blurb.
Introduction by Jane Yolen.
* Contents derived from the Yokine,Stirling area,Northern Perth,Perth,Western Australia,:Twelfth Planet Press,2012 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
A young woman who, in a playful accident years earlier, paralysed her sister takes her grief and regret out to a roadhouse on the Nullarbor Plain, where she encounters a man who, impossibly, sloughs black dust from his body.