Touching Earth Lightly

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Allen & Unwin, Aug 1, 1998 - Juvenile Fiction - 208 pages
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Janey's background is grim - lock-the-door-at-night-type grim - but nothing weighs her down for long. She's wild, sexy, reckless, funny. Being friends with Janey is a roller-coaster ride - never dull, often risky.

Chloe is the steady one; she anchors Janey as much as she can. But just how far can friendship go? That question is shockingly, brutally answered when Janey's world catches up with her.

An extraordinary story of friendship, loss and love, from the author of The Best Thing.

'Intensely moving... beautifully shaped.' - Katharine England, Advertiser.

'A highly provocative novel - full of challenges in a number of ways... a joy to read.' - Cathrine Harboe-Ree, Viewpoint.

'Lanagan writers richly, emotionally and devastatingly... she does not dictate... does not judge.' - Pam Macintyre.

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User Review  - Lia - Goodreads

A beautiful story, beautifully told. This is one of those books that's sort of on the edge of the "young adult" genre -- which I guess makes sense as the protagonist is in her gap year between high ... Read full review

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Margo Lanagan is a versatile author of subtle psychological YA novels, including The Best Thing, two intriguing sci-fi adventures, WildGame and The Tankermen, and a quirky ghost story for younger readers, Walking Through Albert. She also works as a book editor. Her books are published in the UK, Denmark, Germany, Italy, and The Netherlands.

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