Lona spends her days developing photographs in the dark room of the art school she dropped out of, and her nights DJ-ing the roller disco at Planet Skate. She is in inexplicable, debilitating love with a bespectacled former classmate. She is in comfortable, platonic love with her best friend Tab.
When Lona's grandfather moves into her home, she finds herself bonding with him just as she watches his health decline. When she is promoted to manager of checkout three at Coles, she argues for a demotion to trolley-girl. When she meets a bass-playing, cello-shredding, charming-as-all-hell suitor, she is bewildered the idea of finding herself in a romantic relationship with another human being.
Lona doesn't know what she wants, but she knows what she doesn't want-well, some of the time.
Georgina Young is a writer and designer from Melbourne. She has previously had her work published in Voiceworks magazine, as well as in Branches, an anthology published by the Bowen Street Press. Loner is her first novel.