The Coral Bones (Paperback)E.J. Swift (author)
Set across three distinct time periods and featuring three brilliantly realised female protagonists, Swift's powerful novel about extinction and fast vanishing values is as thought-provoking as it is page-turning.
Shortlisted for The Arthur C. Clarke Award 2023
Three women: divided by time, connected by the ocean.
Marine biologist Hana Ishikawa is racing against time to save the coral of the Great Barrier Reef, but struggles to fight for a future in a world where so much has already been lost.
Seventeen-year-old Judith Holliman escapes the monotony of Sydney Town during the nineteenth century, when her naval captain father lets her accompany him on a voyage, unaware of the wonders and dangers she will soon encounter.
Telma Velasco is hunting for a miracle in a world ravaged by global heating: a leafy seadragon, long believed extinct, has been sighted. But as Telma investigates, she finds hope in unexpected places. Past, present and future collide in this powerful elegy to a disappearing world - and vision of a more hopeful future.
Publisher: Unsung Stories Limited
Number of pages: 416
Dimensions: 198 x 130 mm
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