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An Ordinary Epidemic by [Hickie, Amanda]
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Length: 536 pages Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled Page Flip: Enabled
Language: English

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'An Ordinary Epidemic is a bravely told story of one woman's courage despite terrible odds.' Nancy Freund, author of Rapeseed.
Hannah is stuck in the middle of a deadly outbreak. As Sydney goes into lockdown, she attempts to quarantine her home and protect her family from the alarming infection around them. How far will a desperate mother go to keep her loved ones safe?
In An Ordinary Epidemic, fear and compassion collide as Hannah, Sean and their two boys struggle to survive as the epidemic spreads. But what happens when their water supply is cut— and then the power...
An Ordinary Epidemic is a riveting, topical novel from a new voice in Australian writing.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1248 KB
  • Print Length: 536 pages
  • Publisher: MidnightSun Publishing (1 May 2015)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #150,625 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4.0 out of 5 stars Would you survive an epidemic? 5 January 2016
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As the promo for the book will tell you this is the story of an epidemic and how it affects one ordinary family living in Sydney. The epidemic, termed Manba started in Asia rapidly leading to hundreds of thousands ill and dying. The prognosis is poor for those who become infected with no effective treatments and death being almost inevitable. Hannah and Sean are an ordinary Australian couple with two sons, teenage Zac and five year old Oscar. When the first case is reported in nearby Newcastle, Hannah starts to obsess about the safety of her family. By the time the first case is reported in Sydney, she is almost paranoid even though her husband and work colleagues tell her she is mad and needs to relax.

This is a really thought provoking account of an epidemic asking the reader to reflect on what they would do if/when such an epidemic hits our shores. At what point would you stockpile food, stop going to work, keep your kids home from school, barricade your house and refuse to have any contact with visitors and neighbours? Where do you draw the line between compassion for others and protecting your family? It also raises questions about how our modern world would function with a loss of essential services, media, internet, electricity, water. Would you be ready?

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