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The Diamond Anchor
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An unexpected letter from her childhood friend Grace forces May to relive their extraordinary past and confront the events that drove them apart fifty years earlier. With all the humour and storytelling of small-town life, The Diamond Anchor is a brilliant tale of the places and relationships that define us.

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Some secrets take a lifetime to tell.

An unexpected letter from her childhood friend Grace forces May to relive their extraordinary past and confront the events that drove them apart fifty years earlier.

May’s father won the Diamond Anchor, a dilapidated pub perched on the ocean’s edge, in a game of cards – a gamble which positioned her at the heart of the close-knit community for seventy years, and gave her custody of its stories. Now, trying to maintain a careful balance between the demands of the collapsing building and her own solitary life, May must decide whether to reach out to Grace, whose health is fading, or let her go.

With all the humour and storytelling of small-town life, The Diamond Anchor is a brilliant tale of the places and relationships that define us.

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Jennifer Mills, author of The Rest is Weight, Gone, and The Diamond Anchor

Jennifer Mills

Jennifer Mills is the author of two novels, Gone (UQP, 2011) and The Diamond Anchor (UQP, 2009), and a chapbook of poems, Treading Earth (Press Press, 2009). She was the winner of the 2012 Sydney Morning Herald Best Young Australian Author award; the 2008 Marian Eldridge Award for Young Emerging Women Writers, the Pacific Region of the 2008–9 Commonwealth Short Story Competition, and the 2008 Northern Territory Literary Awards: Best Short Story. Mills was Asialink writer in residence in Beijing in 2010. Her work has appeared in Meanjin, Hecate, Overland, Heat, Griffith Review, Best Australian Stories and New Australian Stories 2. Mills lives in South Australia.