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Future girl /

by Asphyxia, Published by : Allen & Unwin, (Sydney, N.S.W :) , 2020 Physical details: 371 pages, 8 unnumbered pages : colour illustrations ; 24 cm. ISBN:9781760294373. List(s) this item appears in: Australian Young Adult Fiction | Awarded Young Adult Fiction
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Piper's mum wants her to be 'normal', to pass as hearing and get a good job. But when peak oil hits and Melbourne lurches towards environmental catastrophe, Piper has more important things to worry about, such as how to get food. When she meets Marley, a CODA (child of Deaf adult), a door opens into a new world - where Deafness is something to celebrate rather than hide, and where resilience is created through growing your own food rather than it being delivered on a truck. As she dives into learning Auslan, sign language that is exquisitely beautiful and expressive, Piper finds herself falling hard for Marley. But Marley, who has grown up in the Deaf community yet is not Deaf, is struggling to find his place in the hearing world. How can they be together?

13+ years.

Winner 2021 Readings Prize for new Australian writing for Young Adults.

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