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Demons and delusions: Shirley Barrett on ‘The Bus on Thursday’

Screenwriter and director Shirley Barrett’s second novel The Bus on Thursday (A&U, October) is a ‘psychological conundrum’ that explores ‘the dark undercurrents of rural Australia, isolation and unfulfilled desires’. Set in an unsuspecting small town, strange things begin happening when a young woman arrives—fresh from a break-up and recovering from...

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