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The City Where We Once Lived

The City Where We Once Lived (Audio disc / Other, Unabridged edition)

By Barnes, Eric
Read by Lawlor, Patrick

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In a near future where climate change has severely affected weather and agriculture, the North End of an unnamed city has long been abandoned in favour of the neighbouring South End. Aside from the scavengers steadily stripping the empty city to its bones, only a few thousand peo...ple remain, content to live quietly among the crumbling metropolis. Many, like the narrator, are there to try to escape the demons of their past. He spends his time observing and recording the decay around him, attempting to bury memories of what he has lost. But it eventually becomes clear that things are unravelling elsewhere as well, as strangers, violent and desperate alike, begin to appear in the North End, spreading word of social and political deterioration in the South End and beyond. Faced with a growing disruption to his isolated life, the narrator discovers within himself a surprising need to resist losing the home he has created in this empty place. He and the rest of the citizens of the North End must choose whether to face outsiders as invaders or welcome them as neighbours. The City Where We Once Lived is a haunting novel that combines a prescient look at how climate change and industrial flight will shape our world with a deeply personal story of one man running from his past. With glowing prose, Eric Barnes brings into sharp focus questions of how we come to call a place home and what our capacity for violence is when that home becomes threatened.
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ISBN 9781978602175
Published NZ 28 May 2018
Publisher Bolinda Publishing
Format Audio disc/Other, Unabridged edition
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ISBN-13 9781978602175
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; delivery usually 20-30 working days due to covid19 delays
Publisher Bolinda Publishing
Imprint Bolinda/Brilliance Audio
Published 28 May 2018
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format Audio disc/Other, Unabridged edition
 › 2 other possible formats available
Edition Unabridged edition
Author(s) By Barnes, Eric
Read by Lawlor, Patrick
Category Audio / Visual (Audio books, Music, DVDs, CDROMs)
Science Fiction
Australian
Number of Pages Not specified
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Weight Not specified - defaults to 400g
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NBS Text Science Fiction & Fantasy
ONIX Text General/trade

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