Shortlisted for Viva la Novella 2018
"Insightful and intriguing... a great read." - Alice Grundy, Seizure
A dark, fast-paced novella set in dystopian Australia that questions your humanity. Something is awake.
Harriet’s wife, Katherine, is dying from an insidious virus that threatens humanity – and this is not just any disease. This virus makes people literally disappear, swallowed by a rapidly evolving enemy. Desperate to find a way to save her love, Harriet must move fast to discover a cure. She’ll strive to find a way to defeat the virus before it takes Katherine, no matter the cost.
A cost that Lady Trinh, head of the Australian government, cannot bear. From her seat in Brisbane's protectorate, a pollution-free haven for the lucky few, Lady Trinh will go to any lengths to protect her people – and not only from the virus. For her, failure is not an option, and loose threads must be quickly cut. Something is awake. And it wants to feed.
What readers are saying on Goodreads:
" A definite hook and punch. Highly recommend. "
"... tough to put down..."
"...full of suspense..."
"... captivating and interesting from the first page."
"Taimre did a wonderful job creating a unique story that pulls you in."
"... a fantastic debut novel."