Gough's new novel is Amelia Westlake Was Never Here.
Recently I asked the author about what she was reading. Her reply:
Highway Bodies by Alison Evans and The Lost Arab by Omar SakrVisit Erin Gough's website.
Both of these books are a dose of what I love best: queer writing by Australian authors. Highway Bodies is about a zombie apocalypse in Melbourne. It features a range of queer and gender non-confirming teens banding together to stay alive. It is Australian soap opera meets Buffy the Vampire Slayer - I'm loving it.
The Lost Arab is Sakr's second collection of poetry, and having just finished my first read through, I'm reading it again. I want to live in these poems. They are haunted, and challenging, and beautiful, and sexy. They crack open the world.
The Page 69 Test: Amelia Westlake Was Never Here.