Once, at the Edge of the Sea

Sue Saliba

Once, at the Edge of the Sea
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Once, at the Edge of the Sea

Sue Saliba

it was a wing, small and pale,
                     so faint,
                it hardly existed against the white of the paper.

Alice has always been devoted to the natural world. But one day she inadvertently betrays what matters most to her and so she leaves her island home, planning to begin again, to be the person she thinks she should be.

Clinging to a mysterious wooden box, Alice begins a new life in Melbourne where she meets Esmeralda. As their friendship deepens, Alice has to choose between living a comforting lie or accepting a more difficult truth.

once, at the edge of the sea is a captivating, poetic and beautifully written novel by a winner of the Victorian Premier’s Literary Award. It’s about friendship and creativity, about losing what you treasure, and then finding it again in the most unexpected way.

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