The Stars at Oktober Bend

The Stars at Oktober Bend

Alice is fifteen and is broken. When she was twelve, she was raped and attacked by two men and saved by her family members just in time. In a blind rage, her grandfather took his gun and killed them both. Ever since then, Alice has been unable to speak properly…

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Emu

Emu

In an Australian eucalyptus forest, a male emu must hatch and protect his clutch of eggs completely on his own. From the moment the last egg is laid and the mother emu disappears from her family’s life, this gigantic flightless bird devotes himself entirely to their survival. He rarely eats or drinks in order to protect his eggs from hungry predators, and once they hatch he must closely supervise his foraging chicks for six months in order to guard them from goannas, dingoes, and eagles...

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