In an unnamed, dead-end town in the heart of the outback, a young writer arrives to research small settlements that have vanished into oblivion.
He finds the town's hotel empty of guests, the train station without trains, and the local bus circling its route without picking up any passengers.
The townsfolk themselves have collective amnesia and show an aggressive distrust towards outsiders.
The town is in decline, but the writer didn't expect it to be literally disappearing before his eyes: an epidemic of mysterious holes is threatening the town's very existence, plunging him into an abyss of weirdness from which he may never return.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 256 pages
- Publisher: Faber & Faber
- Publication Date: 01/08/2019
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780571345625
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