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Black Dust Dancing

A novel

Tracy Crisp

Black Dust Dancing
Heidi knows there is something wrong with her son, but she is young and inexperienced and doesn't know where to get help. Caro, her doctor and sister-in-law, has moved to the town looking for a way to redeem herself after the death of her husband. Heidi and Caro are separated by age, but share a restless yearning. Together they discover that the place they love is making their children sick.

Praise for Black Dust Dancing:
'Tracy Crisp's spare and compelling prose creates a myopic, suffocating industrial-town community ... in a universal yet vividly local story of duty versus family.' - Cath Keneally

'You would never know from reading Black Dust Dancing that Tracy Crisp is a stand-up comedian. She tackles a black subject with sensitivity and respect, making it clear that there are no pat answers and that we each are ultimately responsible for making our own way in the world.' - Ian Lipke, M/C Reviews

Tracy Crisp is a writer and stand-up comedian. Her written work has been published in Best Australian Stories 2007, Griffith REVIEW and Island. She started writing and performing comedy in the lead-up to her midlife crisis, and was a national finalist in the Raw Comedy Competition 2007. She lives in and Adelaide and has two sons.

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Format Paperback
Size 210 x 135 mm
ISBN 9781862548275
Extent 256 pages
Price: AU$19.95 including GST
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