Shelfari edited the subjects of One Hundred Thousand Tuesday, September 18, 2012.
Shelfari edited the description of One Hundred Thousand Tuesday, September 18, 2012.
Could you share your body with another? Ellen Wright does. Lori Ferguson writes about a world that is not hers alone. A world made up of journeys, stories and oddities. One Hundred Thousand follows Ellen, the narrator, who is waylaid in the lift of a department store by a strange man. She is told she has won a prize, but, it is a prize Ellen doesn’t want. Unwillingly, Ellen becomes a listener and a judge of a bizarre competition run by those more animal than human. Her life is at risk the further she is pulled into this strange Landscape and her survival calls for an extreme sacrifice. Permanently haunted by a group of unborn children, a developing friendship with a young Aboriginal man helps her tell her story. As the story unfolds, Ellen discovers a possible connection between them. A coincidence, Ellen thinks not. With an early life blighted by the indulgences of her mother and failings of the care system Ellen is changed by this adventure, and loses those she loved most deeply.