What the World Will Look Like When all the Water Leaves Us

Author: van den Berg Laura

Price: $24.95
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SKU: 9781921640896

The stories in Laura van den Berg's rich and inventive debut illuminate the intersection of the mythic and the mundane.

A failed actress takes a job as a Bigfoot impersonator. A grieving missionary becomes obsessed with a creature rumoured to live in the forests of the Congo. And, in the title story, a young woman travelling with her scientist mother in Madagascar confronts her burgeoning sexuality and her dream of becoming a long-distance swimmer.

Rendered with grace and precision, this breathtaking collection is narrated by women yearning for absolution, for solace, for the flash of extraordinary that will forever alter their lives. 

'Laura van den Berg taps into her characters' losses with an impressive clarity . . . These tales are the work of a notable author finding her voice.'
- Publishers Weekly

'A young writer with talent to burn; the beauty of her writing is matched only by the fierce emotional empathy for her characters.'
- The Courier-Journal

Price: $24.95
Book Cover:  What the World Will Look Like When all the Water Leaves Us
Published:31/01/2011
Format:Paperback, 192 pages
RRP:$24.95
price:AUD $24.95
ISBN-13:9781921640896
ISBN-10:1921640898
Origin:Australia

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10 Jul 2014
National Biography Award shortlist announced
The State Library of NSW has announced the shortlist for the National Biography Award, which recognises ‘the continuing importance and value of life writing’. Congratulations to Gideon HaighThe winner will be announced on 4 August at an event at the State Library of NSW, which coincides with the beginning of the library’s Biography Week. Read more about the prize and Biography Week events here.

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