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Over my dead body . . . a stunningly evocative novel from an outstanding new Australian voice.

Twelve-year-old Cecilia Maria was named after saints and martyrs to give her something to live up to.

Over my dead body, she vows.

In the blinding heat of 1970s Queensland, she battles six brothers on her side of the fence, and the despised Kapernicky girls, lurking on the other side of the barbed wire.

Secrets are buried deep, only to surface decades later when Cecilia drags her own reluctant teenagers back home to dance on a grave and track down some ghosts.

Warm but tough-minded, DUST glitters with a rare and subtle wit, illuminating the shadows that hang over from childhood and finding beauty in unexpected places.

Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9781741664461

    July 1, 2009

    Woolshed Press

    240 pages

    RRP $21.99

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  • EBook

    9781742745756

    July 1, 2011

    RHA eBooks Child

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