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Set in Melbourne, Loner is a humorous and heartfelt exploration of new adulthood. Lona kills her days by sneaking into the dark room at her old art school to develop photographs. She kills her nights DJ-ing the roller disco at Planet Skate. She is in inexplicably, debilitatingly love with a bespectacled Doctor Who-obsessed former classmate, and in comfortable, platonic love with her best friend Tab. Lona works hard to portray a permanent attitude of cynicism and ennui but will her carefully constructed persona be enough to protect her from the inevitable sorrows and unexpected joys of adult life? Loner re-examines notions of social isolation experienced by young people, suggesting sometimes our own company can be a choice and not a failing.
Text Publishing Company, 9781922330130, 304pp.
Publication Date: February 9, 2021
About the Author
Georgina Young is a writer and designer from Melbourne. Her work has been published in Voiceworks magazine and Branches, an anthology published by the Bowen Street Press. Loner won the 2018 Text Prize for Young Adult Literature. It is Georgina's first novel.