A New Map of the Universe

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University of Western Australia Press, 2005 - Fiction - 247 pages
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Grace dreams of designing a house for her lover, Michael, a place where they can begin their life together. But before she can step into her future with Michael, Grace must journey into the past to confront its crippling legacy of silence and secrets.
This novel spans two generations and both hemispheres as Grace navigates her new map of the universe. It is a story about grief and passion, architecture and astronomy, but above all it is a story about finding yourself.

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Annabel Smith is the author of Whiskey Charlie Foxtrot which was chosen as the April 2015 pick for the Target Book Club in the U.S. Her other title, New Map of the Universe, was shortlisted for the WA Premier's Book Awards. She holds a PhD in Writing from Edith Cowan University. She has been writer in residence at Katherine Susannah Prichard Writers Centre and the Fellowship of Australian Writers. She had short fiction pub;lished in Westerly. In 2012 she was selected by the Australia Council as one of 5 inaugural recipients of a Creative Australia Fellowship for Emerging Artists, for the creation of an interactive app to accompany her esperimental speculative fiction The Ark.

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