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The Sky Falls Down: An Anthology of Loss

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The Sky Falls Down: An Anthology of Loss

Author: various contributors, edited by Terry Whitebeach & Gina Mercer

Publisher: Ginninderra Press

The Sky Falls Down is an elegant anthology of writings on loss. A selection of poetry, prose and memoir from 89 writers across Australia, this collection depicts loss as a disorienting force which pulsates through everyday life. Loss might be experienced through the death or absence of a loved one, as the loss of physical abilities through illness, or as the longing for a lost homeland. The collection registers loss as often nebulous and difficult to quantify, such as the loss of biodiversity – and life – through climate change, or the loss of a certain version of a future, for someone marrying whilst terminally ill. With contributors from Western Australia – such as Emily Sun, Rashida Murphy and Liana Joy Christensen – as well as Behrouz Boochani, and award winning Indigenous poet Ali Cobby Eckerman, this book might stand as a beacon for readers who have experienced, or are experiencing, grief.

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