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Description - Melt by Lisa Walker

Antarctica is getting hotter ...

Summer Wright, hippie turned TV production assistant, organises her life down to the minute. And when her project-management-guru boyfriend, Adrian, proposes marriage - right on schedule - she will reach the peak of The Cone of Certainty.

At least, that's the plan - until adventure-show queen Cougar Gale intervenes. Suddenly Summer is impersonating Cougar in Antarctica: learning glaciology and climate science on the fly, building a secret igloo, improvising scripts based on Dynasty, and above all trying not to be revealed as an impostor.

Summer finds it particularly hard to fool climate scientist Lucas Nilsson, who is babysitting the production crew. But Lucas is more focused on Adrian's client Nathan Hornby - the science minister who thinks "climate science is crap" - and rumours of faked climate data.

With Adrian unexpectedly in Antarctica too, can Summer use her extreme project management skills to get Project Adrian back on track and make a success of "Cougar on Ice"? Was Lucas involved in the sudden disappearance of Minister Hornby during a blizzard? And what is The Krill Question anyway?

Antarctica - it gives you perspective ...

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781922198327
ISBN-10: 1922198323
Format: Paperback / softback
(229mm x 152mm x mm)
Pages: 278
Imprint: Lacuna Publishing
Publisher: Lacuna Publishing
Publish Date: 2-May-2018
Country of Publication: Australia

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Author Biography - Lisa Walker

Lisa Walker is a full-time writer living in northern New South Wales, Australia. She has previously worked in environmental communication and as a wilderness guide. She has Masters degrees in creative writing and natural resource management and is currently a PhD candidate in creative writing at the University of Queensland. Lisa's writing has appeared in the Review of Australian Fiction, Griffith Review and The Age. She was winner of the Byron Writers Festival Short Story Award in 2008 and finalist in the ABC Short Story Award in 2007. Her radio play, Baddest Backpackers, was produced by Radio National in 2008. She was awarded the Varuna HarperCollins Award in 2011 and the Varuna Litlink Award in 2009 and 2015. Lisa's novels include "Liar Bird" (HarperCollins Australia, 2012), "Sex, Lies and Bonsai" (HarperCollins Australia, 2013; HarperCollins US, forthcoming 2018), "Arkie's Pilgrimage to the Next Big Thing (Random House Australia, 2015), "Paris Syndrome" (HarperCollins Australia, forthcoming 2018) and "Melt" (Lacuna, 2018).

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