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“Hello, I’m Toni Jordan, and this is a reading from my book Fall Girl:

By nine Monday morning, as Daniel Metcalf’s black beemer pulls out of his driveway and purrs around the corner into Toorak Road, we are watching. We watch him sidle around a tram then queue at the lights at the entrance to the freeway, and then we watch him drive all the way through the city. The university I have chosen is the city’s oldest, built back when the land was newly stolen and a gracious seat of learning was considered the height of old-world glamour. It sprawls with entrances and accesses like a small city, yet we watch Daniel find a park with spooky ease. He parks at exactly the right entrance, on Royal Parade beside the Percy Grainger Museum and the Conservatorium of Music. (more…)

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