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Losing It

In the 1980s in the Melbourne suburb of Fawkner, Josie’s father is drinking himself to an ugly and appalling death. Josie’s mother is a fac- tory machinist, bringing home piecework to keep the family afloat.

And Josie is surviving, or not – self-destructive sex, excessive alcohol, drugs, brutalised friendships.

But her internal monologue – intense, immediate and raw – reveals a heartbreaking portrait of an intelligent young woman desperately look- ing for a way to make sense of her life, grappling with her feelings of repulsion and love for her father and her longing to be loved.

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Cat no: 4032