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  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Scribe Publications; 1 edition (26 September 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1922070068
  • ISBN-13: 978-1922070067
  • Product Dimensions: 13.3 x 2.3 x 21 cm
  • Boxed-product Weight: 227 g
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"Cate Kennedy is among the very best of short story writers...bewitching."
--Ballarat Courier

"This is a heartfelt and moving collection of short stories that cuts right to the emotional centre of everyday life."
--Bookseller & Publisher

"Short fiction at its best."
--Instyle Magazine

"Cate Kennedy's anger is a cleansing fire. Her stories ache with small mercies--tender, life-affirming, real."
--Hilary McPhee

"One of the world's finest short-story writers."
--Robert Drewe

"Cate Kennedy writes with the warm understanding and cold precision of a master."
--David Malouf

"Cate Kennedy is a singular artist who looks to the ordinary in a small rural community and is particularly astute on exploring the fallout left by the aftermath of the personal disasters that change everything."
--Eileen Battersby, Irish Times

About the Author

Cate Kennedy is the author of the highly acclaimed novel The World Beneath, which won the People's Choice Award in the NSW Premier's Literary Awards in 2010. It was also shortlisted for The Age fiction prize 2010 and the ASA Barbara Jefferis Award 2010, among others. She is an award-winning short-story writer whose work has been published widely. Her collection, Dark Roots, was shortlisted for the Steele Rudd Award in the Queensland Premier's Literary Awards and for the Australian Literature Society Gold Medal. Cate is also the author of the travel memoir Sing, and Don't Cry, and the poetry collections Joyflight and Signs of Other Fires. Her latest book is The Taste of River Water- New and Selected Poems by Cate Kennedy, which was published in May 2011 and won the Victorian Premier's Literary Awards CJ Dennis Prize for Poetry.

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Sylvia
5.0 out of 5 stars As good as previous stories
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