writers ask: What is beauty anyway?
Breaking Beauty puts one of the greatest obsessions
of our time under the spotlight and shows that beauty
rarely exists without its grubby underbelly. There is no
light without darkness.
Our writers—sparkling talents both established and
emerging—discover that beauty can be found in the
most unusual and unexpected places…in suburban
driveways, graveyards, finials, cupcakes, train stations,
grape vines and of course in the complexities of human
relationships. They also find beauty in more conventional
places like love, sex and the innocence of childhood.
Praise for Breaking Beauty:
‘The best of the writers in this collection take us
outside out comfortable selves, to let us experience
the world through sensibilities that are strange to us,
even alien.’ J.M. Coetzee
‘…in these hands the form is stretched, bent and spun
into reading gold.’ Cath Kenneally
‘…the psychological authenticity is exceptional,
executed in economical prose.’ Brian Castro