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The Floating Garden: A Novel by [Emma Ashmere]

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“A wise, tender and beautifully detailed novel.”  —Gail Jones, author, Five Bells

“A compelling and lyrical novel of a rough-and-ready Sydney that is in the throes of rapid change.” 
—Sophie Cunningham, author, Geography

“A charming and lyrical story of masculine ambition outwitted by feminine fruition. 1920s Sydney, in all her raffish grandeur, flourishes on every page.” 
—Mandy Sayer, author, Love in the Years of Lunacy --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.

About the Author

Emma Ashmere is a writer whose short stories have appeared in various publications, including the Age, Griffith Review, Sleepers Almanac, Etchings, and Australian Women’s Book Review. She has a master’s in creative writing from the University of Adelaide and a PhD from La Trobe University in Melbourne on the use of marginalized histories in fiction. --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B00Z4M3592
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Spinifex Press; 1st edition (June 1, 2015)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ June 1, 2015
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 1308 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Sticky notes ‏ : ‎ On Kindle Scribe
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 257 pages
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Emma Ashmere's critically acclaimed short story collection Dreams They Forgot is published by Wakefield Press and is on the Sydney Morning Herald's Books to Read 2020 and 100 Great Reads by Australian Women. Her writing has appeared in Meanjin, Overland, The Age, the Commonwealth Writers magazine adda, NGVmagazine, Review of Australian Fiction, Griffith Review, and Sleepers Almanac. She has been shortlisted for numerous competitions including 2019 Commonwealth Writers Award, 2018 Overland NUW/Fair Australia Prize, 2018 Newcastle Prize and 2001 Age award. Her debut novel The Floating Garden was shortlisted for the 2016 Small Press Network Book of the Year snf described by the judges as: 'a beautiful meditation'; and by the Sydney Morning Herald/Age as 'finely crafted detailed historical fiction... a subversive counter-history'.

She has a Masters in Creative Writing from the University of Adelaide, and a PhD on the use of marginalised histories in fiction from La Trobe University, Melbourne. She lives in regional New South Wales. See Emma's blog http://emmaashmere.com/

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