'Some readers are drawn to the promise inherent in a novel, and it's true that the longer form can offer a slow and seductive immersion, but the short story offers pleasure of another kind - the quick fix, a shot of adrenaline to the mind and heart.'-Amanda Lohrey
In The Best Australian Stories 2015, Amanda Lohrey, winner of the Patrick White Award and author of the acclaimed novel A Short History of Richard Kline, curates twenty pieces of exceptional short fiction.
In this wide-ranging collection, there are stories that will surprise, unsettle and beguile readers. Familiar subjects are examined from new perspectives: a teenage girl sneaks into a famous film director's study and steals his diaries; the life of Picasso is reimagined in miniature vignettes. And new life is breathed into the most universal of experiences: birth, death, love and loss. The mother of a girl with hearing difficulties watches her child grow into increasing independence. A young woman makes a poignant voyage to the site of her brother's suicide.
Elegant, accomplished and evocative, these short stories move, delight and inspire.
Goldie Goldbloom â€¢ John A Scott â€¢ Claire Corbett â€¢ Cate Kennedy â€¢ Melissa Beit â€¢ Colin Oehring â€¢ Gay Lynch â€¢ Eleanor Limprecht â€¢ Julie Koh â€¢ Jo Lennan â€¢ Omar Musa â€¢ Ryan O'Neill â€¢ Sarah Klenbort â€¢ Jo Case â€¢ Balli Kaur Jaswal â€¢ Jennifer Down â€¢ Nick Couldwell â€¢ Nicola Redhouse â€¢ Annette Trevitt â€¢ Mark Smith
Amanda Lohrey is the author of the acclaimed novels Camille's Bread, Vertigo and The Morality of Gentlemen, as well as the award-winning short story collection Reading Madame Bovary. She has also written two Quarterly Essays: Groundswell and Voting for Jesus. In 2012 she was awa
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|Size: ||440 KB|
|Publisher: ||Black Inc.|
|Date published: || 2015|
|ISBN: ||9781925203646 (DRM-EPUB)|
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