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Book Launch: The Shining Wall by Melissa Ferguson

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The Younger Sun

26 Murray Street

Yarraville, VIC 3013

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Join us to celebrate the launch of The Shining Wall by Melissa Ferguson!

In a ruined world, where wealthy humans push health and longevity to extremes and surround themselves with a shining metal wall, privilege and security is predicated on the services of cloned Neandertals, and the exploitation of women in the shanty towns and wastelands beyond the fortress city.

This is the frightening yet moving story of orphaned Alida and her younger sister Graycie, and their struggle for survival in the Demi-Settlements outside the wall. When the sisters are forced to enter the City by very different means they risk being separated forever.

Cloned Neandertal officer, Shuqba is exiled to a security outpost in the Demi-Settlements when she fails to adhere to the impossible standards set for her species within the City. Will she offer a lifeline to Alida or betray her?

The Shining Wall is at once a frightening parable of our unjust world of haves and have-nots, a richly imagined yet thrilling story of technological control and the fight for survival, and a paean to female friendship and power.


This book will be launched by Jane Rawson. Jane is the author of From The Wreck (Winner of the Aurealis Awards 2018 and longlisted for the Miles Franklin), A Wrong Turn at the Office of Unmade Lists, and a novella Formaldehyde.

The launch with take place on Thursday 4th April at 7pm at the Younger Sun, 26 Murray St Yarraville.

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