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March 22 , 2009

Tales of Tasmania


Tasmania, Australia’s island state, provides visitors and residents alike with spectacular scenery and intriguing history. Set against the backdrop of this unique place, this collection of three novellas offers tales of adventure and family life.

In The Siding set in the mid 1940’s, the inhabitants of the small, rural town of Moses must fight to keep their passenger–train service. Meanwhile, the wife of one of the protestors struggles with an unexpected pregnancy whilst a young girl goes missing, sparking a search-and-rescue effort.

“Twin Rivers” tells the story of Jessica, a woman raising her son alone in a remote town in south-western Tasmania. The Mayne Hydroelectric dam is on the verge of bursting due to heavy rains. With the help of two Hydro employees, the looming flood disaster is prevented. One of them, Tony, begins to fall for Jessica, but only time will tell if romance will bloom.

In “The Cat Woman,” a rash of horrible cat deaths spooks the picturesque town of Northside, with no indication of who is killing the animals or why. An elderly woman copes with heartbreak and injury whilst rescuing abandoned cats to protect them. Her granddaughter joins forces with the local policeman to track down the killer—but there may be love in the air as well as mystery.

This collection presents a series of dramatic narratives set in the beautiful countryside of Tasmania.

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