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Machines for Feeling

Length: 262 pages4 hours


The brilliant first novel of Mireille Juchau, author of the Miles Franklin–longlisted The World Without UsRien and Mark leave St Mary’s Home for Children and start a tentative new life together. While Mark dreams of machines to repair their fractured world, Rien writes stories to help her recover the missing events of her past. When their friend Dog Boy escapes from St Mary’s, he embarks on a journey that will dramatically alter each of their lives. In a world that has little time for those who are different, can these three outsiders find a place to belong?In Machines for Feeling, Mireille Juchau displays all the poise and sensitivity that have brought her so much acclaim. This is a mesmerising novel about alienation, friendship, and the power of the imagination to endure.

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