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Most everything has dried up: water, the womb, even the love among lovers. Hunger is rife, except across the border. One night, a village is bombed after its men attempt to cross the border. Nine-year-old Amedea is buried underground and sleeps to survive. Ten years later, she wakes with a locust embedded in her brow. This political fable is a girl’s magical journey through the border.  The border has cut the human heart. Can she repair it with the story of a small life? This is the Locust Girl’s dream, her lovesong—
For those walking to the border for dear life
And those guarding the border for dear life
“… [A] futuristic nightmare of an environmental and human apocalypse … a mythical dream of rebirth through a girl’s suffering and love. Bobis’ prose comes from the heart, blessing the world it sings into being. This is a novel that is both enchanting and urgent.”
 —Maria Takolander, poet and fiction writer
“Don’t be lulled by the lusciousness or lured by the love but make sure you are warned by the politics. Typically inscrutable, relentlessly seductive, Bobis uses a different quill … and Australia can use the sweep of a different wing.”
 —Bruce Pascoe, novelist
“So often a work of fiction can tell the truth better than a recital of facts can ever do. In the talented hands of Merlinda Bobis some of the most pressing issues are brought to the surface. Readers of Locust Girl will be stimulated to think and act differently, while enjoying a rich and beautifully constructed narrative that transcends culture and speaks to the heart.”
—Tim Costello, CEO World Vision Australia
* “Lovesong” spelled as one word here

Locust Girl: A Lovesong (Philippine Edition)

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Author: Merlinda Bobis
ISBN: 9789712731969
Year Published: 2015
Edition: newsprint
Number of Pages: 192
Language: English
Weight: 0.225 kg
Dimensions: 8 × 5 in

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Most everything has dried up: water, the womb, even the love among lovers. Hunger is rife, except across the border. One night, a village is bombed after its men attempt to cross the border. Nine-year-old Amedea is buried underground and sleeps to survive. Ten years later, she wakes with a locust embedded in her brow. This political fable is a girl’s magical journey through the border.  The border has cut the human heart. Can she repair it with the story of a small life? This is the Locust Girl’s dream, her lovesong—
For those walking to the border for dear life
And those guarding the border for dear life
“… [A] futuristic nightmare of an environmental and human apocalypse … a mythical dream of rebirth through a girl’s suffering and love. Bobis’ prose comes from the heart, blessing the world it sings into being. This is a novel that is both enchanting and urgent.”
 —Maria Takolander, poet and fiction writer
“Don’t be lulled by the lusciousness or lured by the love but make sure you are warned by the politics. Typically inscrutable, relentlessly seductive, Bobis uses a different quill … and Australia can use the sweep of a different wing.”
 —Bruce Pascoe, novelist
“So often a work of fiction can tell the truth better than a recital of facts can ever do. In the talented hands of Merlinda Bobis some of the most pressing issues are brought to the surface. Readers of Locust Girl will be stimulated to think and act differently, while enjoying a rich and beautifully constructed narrative that transcends culture and speaks to the heart.”
—Tim Costello, CEO World Vision Australia
* “Lovesong” spelled as one word here

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Weight 0.225 kg
Dimensions 8 × 5 in

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