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Skimming Stones

Written by Maria Papas


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Grace first met her lover, Nate, as a teenager, their bond forged in the corridors and waiting rooms where siblings of cancer patients sit on the sidelines. Now an adult, for Grace, nursing is a comforting world of science and certainty. But the paediatric ward is also a place of miracles and heartbreak and, when faced with a dramatic emergency, Grace is confronted with memories of her sister’s illness. Heading south to Lake Clifton and the haunts of her childhood, Grace discovers that a stone cast across a lake sends out ripples long after the stone has gone.


'breathtaking, tender and affirming' Brenda Walker

'Haunting and poetic in places, this novel deftly illuminates the looping effect of childhood illness and trauma on future lives.' Books+Publishing


City of Fremantle Hungerford Award (Winner 2020)

ISBN 9781760990640 (Paperback)
Formats C Format (234 x 153mm) (Paperback)
Categories Coming Soon
Award Winning
Publisher Fremantle Press
Edition 1st
Publication Year 2021
Pages 208
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    Maria Papas

    Maria Papas has published stories and essays in various journals including TEXT, Griffith Review, Axon and The Letters Page. She holds a PhD from the University of Western Australia. In 2020, the creative component of this PhD won the City of Fremantle Hungerford Award. Read more