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The Dark Street

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How do you get to know someone who wants to be invisible?

1979 Dr Noah Blackwood, a young museum curator is infatuated with his vulnerable and secretive colleague.

Everyday he watches Maude Ede come to work, dressed like it's the 1940s and trying to hide her talents, and her bruises.

Tormented by her controlling Aunt, Maude is thrown a lifeline when she joins Dr Blackwood's Histories Department on her twenty-first birthday. This glimpse of freedom strengthens her determination to find her presumed dead mother and escape her closeted life.

Compelled to help, Noah bears witness to her life, opening himself to her struggle to exist among the cruel and the otherworldly. As Maude's past slowly unravels, Noah becomes irreversibly entangled.

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