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A darkly shimmering audiobook of a nurse on the edge of burnout, from a visionary new voice in literature.

Laura is a nurse in a paediatric unit. On long, quiet shifts, she and her colleagues, clad in their different shades of blue, care for sick babies, handling their exquisitely frangible bodies, carefully calibrating the mysterious machines that keep them alive.

Laura may be burned out. Her hands have been raw from washing as long as she can remember. When she sleeps, she dreams of water; when she wakes, she finds herself lying next to a man who doesn't love her any more. And there is a strange figure dancing in the corner of her vision, always just beyond her reach.

Dark yet luminous, sensual yet chilling, ringing with strange music and laced with dread, Rest and Be Thankful is an unforgettable audiobook that confirms Emma Glass as a visionary new voice.

©2020 Emma Glass (P)2020 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

Critic reviews

"Blends gnawing tension and surging tenderness....At its height, Glass's battlefield prose calls to mind not a hospital soap but the literature of the trenches. This, though, is a trauma-generating war on death and despair fought for us in every city, every day." (i paper)

"A sense of impending doom permeates Glass's gripping but disturbing second novel." (Irish News)

"An immensely talented young writer...Her fearlessness renews one's faith in the power of literature." (George Saunders)

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Can almost feel the exhaustion in the character’s emotional and physical wellbeing...skilfully written through the author’s words....

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  • 02-04-20

Sad

This is beautifully written and narrated, but it’s very sad. I enjoyed it and would recommend.