Lost in Mangroves is the sixth anthology put together by Tropical Writers. You will find here creative non-fiction which tries to capture a sense of place and, sometimes, time. The place? Tropical North Queensland. The time? From the 19th to the 21st centuries. By the time you have read this collection you will be ready to pack your bags and visit us here, in Far North Queensland. More
Hack your way through the mangroves of this anthology and confront a labyrinth of contorted roots about the ghosts of childhood, stray dogs on Thursday Island, a dramatic eclipse of the sun, a Royal visit to Cairns, Australians confused by an Indian custom, and solitude on sun-drenched sands.
‘My breath is the humid air that hangs as mist on Bellenden Ker.’
‘As the first angry splats explode onto the roof, we realise we are alone in the world.’
‘The horses look on over the fence, whipping flies with their tails as their withers twitch and hooves stomp.’
‘Football-sized rocks pierced the tranquil sea more than fifty yards off shore. Birds squawked.’
‘The bravado of connecting with nature imploded into the hollowness of this foreign terrain.’
‘Dirt stung our faces. Metal hit metal. The corrugated iron of the laundry peppered into holes.’
This is the second edition of the sixth anthology published by Tropical Writers Inc. After reading this collection you will want to come up here to Far North Queensland to visit us!
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