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From Barnes & NobleAt the far end of Confederation space, the station Jocasta lies in disrepair, and its inhabitants wonder if they've been deserted. Invaders struck swiftly, destroying all the station's defenses in their first pass. Then they mysteriously settled back into a blockade, striking only at attempts to escape. However, waves of refugees had preceded the invaders, and overpopulation is testing the support capabilities of the station.
As supplies and personal space decrease, tensions escalate. Violence escalates and a bomb almost kills the captain. Then, a ship that couldn't possibly be there slips through the invincible blockade, carrying people from the far past that should have been long dead. And the captain has a splitting headache caused by an alien implant. It's just another morning on Jocasta.
Winner of the Australian George Turner Prize, Maxine McArthur's first novel will have you sharing the sleeplessness of the station residents until its end.