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The Best Australian Stories 2011 Kindle Edition
In The Best Australian Stories 2011, Cate Kennedy presents the most outstanding short fiction of the past year.
These stories take us deep into our past, into strange and surprising parallel universes, and into unexplored corners of the present. Wonderfully eclectic and brimming with new and familiar voices, this is an ideal companion for summer and a perfect introduction to Australia’s finest storytellers.
Contributors include Chris Womersley, Karen Hitchcock, Nicholas Jose, Debra Adelaide, Mark Dapin, Marele Day, Louis Nowra, Rodney Hall, Favel Parrett, Mark O’Flynn, Jennifer Mills, Tim Richards, Gretchen Shirm, Michael Sala, Joanne Riccioni, Julie Chevalier, Russell King, Deborah FitzGerald, Rebecca Giggs, Nick Smith, Sarah Holland-Batt, Penny O’Hara, Stephanie Buckle, Kate Rotherham, Miriam Sved, Karen Manton, Sharon Kent, Leah Swann, Cathrine Cole, Liam Davison and Marion Halligan.
‘These tales release such an emotional charge that it's hard to read more than one in a sitting.’ —Hobart Mercury
‘For a volume that opens in a palliative-care ward and closes in a cemetery, you might expect it to provide a grim reflection of our state, but the craft and care behind the bulk of these stories produces quite the opposite result.’ —Sunday Age
‘Judging by the work here, the present and future of Australian literary culture is in safe hands.’ —Law Society Journal
Cate Kennedy is the author of the critically acclaimed short-story collection Dark Roots and the novel The World Beneath, as well as poetry collections and a travel memoir. Her work has appeared in many publications and anthologies, including The Best Australian Stories, the Harvard Review and the New Yorker. She is highly regarded as a teacher of short fiction and works as a mentor, editor and judge when not at work on her own writing. She lives in north-east Victoria.
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'For a volume that opens in a palliative-care ward and closes in a cemetery, you might expect it to provide a grim reflection of our state, but the craft and care behind the bulk of these stories produces quite the opposite result.' --Sunday Age
'Judging by the work here, the present and future of Australian literary culture is in safe hands.' --Law Society Journal
'These tales release such an emotional charge that it's hard to read more than one in a sitting.' --Hobart Mercury--This text refers to the paperback edition.
- ASIN : B0065YPXWA
- Publisher : Black Inc. (2 November 2011)
- Language : English
- File size : 774 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 214 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: 366,491 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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I particularly loved The Anniversary by Deborah FitzGerald. Rachel died and mum has held her ashes for 10 years and won't let them be distributed. Craig, Rachel's brother pushes for mum to finalize her grief, as though the ashes hold her to it. Rachel has the last laugh.
And the very sad, and awfully common, story of Visitor’s Day by Mark Dapin. The main character has finished her gaol sentence for drugs and yearns to take her child back and be a good clean mother. Unfortunately, her family is given false information and aren't there to collect her. Instead, her pimp offers her a lift and the spiral begins again.
Beautiful stories and I will definitely be finding works by some of the authors to continue reading.
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I like someone else to put the best together, I have never been disappointed in this series.
The very common reader.