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Loner

Loner

Georgina Young

  • awardWinner, Text Prize, 2019
  • Lona has dropped out of art school and no one is quite sure why, least of all Lona. It’s just that nothing in her life seems to make sense anymore, including art. She spends her days sneaking into the darkroom at her old school to develop photographs and her nights DJ-ing at the local roller disco.

    Her aimlessness terrifies her, but everyone else appears oblivious to her fears: her parents are bewildered by her sudden lack of ambition, her brother is preoccupied with his new girlfriend, and her best friend Tab seems to be drifting away. Even a budding relationship with a bass-playing, cello-shredding med student isn’t enough to shake her existential angst.

    Lona knows it’s up to her to figure out what she wants to do with her life: the problem is, she has absolutely no idea where to start.

    Georgina Young
    About the Author

    Georgina Young is a writer and designer from Melbourne. She has previously had her work published in Voiceworks magazine, as well as in Branches, an anthology published by the Bowen Street Press. Loner is her first novel.

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    Extent:
    240pp
    Format:
    Paperback
    Text publication date:
    4 August 2020
    ISBN:
    9781922330130
    AU Price:
    $24.99
    NZ Price:
    $30.00
    Reading age:
    16+
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    Praise for Georgina Young
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    ‘I loved this razor-sharp, whip-smart, exquisitely funny debut.’