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Book Excerpt! Shirley Barrett’s ‘Rush Oh!’

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Australian film director and screenwriter Shirley Barrett has added an additional title to her resumé: author. Her debut novel, Rush Oh! (Little, Brown & Co., March 22), was just included on the longlist for the 2016 Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction. With a ton of praise already pouring in for the book, we just couldn’t wait to get our hands on a copy and it did NOT disappoint. Before it releases, we’re thrilled to be able to offer the excerpt below. Do yourself a favor: when you finish the excerpt, pre-order your very own copy! A Visitor Our house was situated up the hill from the try- works, which meant not only were we enveloped in the stench of boiling blubber for five months of…

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