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A story of incantatory beauty set in the wilds of Australia, Susan Elderkin's second novel The Voices has earned her the distinction from Granta as one of the Best Young British Writers Under 40. In the remote, blood red dust of the Australian bush, thirteen-year-old Billy Saint turns to the stark landscape and mesmerizing spirits of the native Aborigines for the companionship he lacks at home. When he is befriended by Maisie, an enigmatic Aboriginal girl who has "sung him up," he slowly comes to realize that he is meddling with powers far beyond his control. Ten years later, Billy lies in a hospital bed, recovering from gruesome wounds of mysterious origin. Shifting between his hospital stay and the childhood that led him there, The Voices unfolds into a haunting exploration of the relationship between a white man, the land he loves, and the native spirits of the country struggling to be heard before they are lost forever.

 
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Hardback Editions

January 1951 : USA Hardback
Title: The Voices: A Novel
Author(s): Susan Elderkin
ISBN: 0-8021-1757-0 / 978-0-8021-1757-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Grove Press
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June 2003 : UK Hardback
Title: The Voices
Author(s): Susan Elderkin
ISBN: 1-84115-201-3 / 978-1-84115-201-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Fourth Estate
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Paperback Editions

July 2004 : UK Paperback
Title: The Voices
Author(s): Susan Elderkin
ISBN: 1-84115-202-1 / 978-1-84115-202-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Harper Perennial
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April 2006 : UK Paperback
Title: The Voices
Author(s): Susan Elderkin
ISBN: 0-00-724091-0 / 978-0-00-724091-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Fourth Estate
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October 2004 : USA Paperback
Title: The Voices
Author(s): Susan Elderkin
ISBN: 0-8021-4170-6 / 978-0-8021-4170-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Grove Press
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September 2004 : USA Paperback
Title: The Voices
Author(s): Susan Elderkin, Henry Miller
ISBN: 0-8021-4159-5 / 978-0-8021-4159-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Press
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