Justine Larbalestier
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Lots of Fun


A feral 16 year old girl in 1932 Sydney, Australia, who can see ghosts gets tangled up in a web between two gangsters when she meets a prostitute over the corpse of a henchman. The story unfolds over roughly one day and the pacing was quick and it never really dragged. It is written in a multivoiced narrative style with some bits of backstory thrown inbetween. The supernatural slant of the story is really only there as a bit of spice to the pot, not the main ingredient. I'm not very familiar with Australian speculative fiction and when I listened to the audiobook I felt immersed in the world. Lots of fun!