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On the Edge of Red

Lara, an anthropologist, maps patterns of belonging.
Her job is to find connections, relationships, ties. Yet in her personal life Lara’s never belonged anywhere. In fact she’s an expert at cutting – cutting ties, cutting her losses, cutting out.

“Dynamic plotting, a pervading sense of intrigue, striking evocations of the Australia landscape and a truly unforgettable main character, make On the Edge of Red an astonishing literary debut”

“A page-turner with style”
Weekend Australian

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Daughter of Italian immigrant Eve, and mother of beautiful Jasmine and headstrong Ella, Nina’s life has always been bound to those of other women.

Set against the beaches of Perth and the searing heat and harsh beauty of Central Australia, Jo Dutton delicately illustrates the frustrations, problems, joy and love that each of these generations gives and takes from each other as Nina learns, through heartbreaking lessons, that come what may, her life will always be touched by these three amazing women.

“The writing is lyrical and beautiful, with an emotional depth that is rare. Brilliant!”
Australian Women’s Weekly

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