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Ordinary Matter Paperback – 1 September 2020

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'Ordinary Matter is not what it says on the tin, it's better. Fully charged and slightly unstable; an element with surplus electrons, ready to jump.' --The Age

'Ordinary Matter is, in the best sense, a surprising collection: intellectually ambitious; offering unexpected digressions and deliberately odd conjunctions ... This engaging and unusual collection will consolidate Elvery's reputation as a writer of fine short stories.' --Australian Book Review

'Elvery's stories are luminescent, sensitive and insightful.' --Books + Publishing

'For fans of Elvery's debut collection, A Trick of the Light (UQP), Ceridwen Dovey's short stories, and anyone seeking literary fiction that challenges what it could mean to have a vision of a better world.' --Kill Your Darlings

'In their sheer variousness and imaginative verve, [these stories] kick science out of the laboratory and into a broader, messier human milieu.' --The Saturday Paper

'In this book, Elvery cements her reputation as an author with a strong command of language, style, and suspense, while also paying tribute to women trailblazers in the field of science.' --ArtsHub

'Laura Elvery has merged art and science with a clever twist.' --Readings

'Reading each one, followed the corresponding Author Notes at the back of the book, reveals Elvery's incredible craftsmanship, attention to detail and originality.' --Better Read Than Dead

'The construction of a polished collection of stories, of tonally varied fictions told in surprising ways, is quite an achievement.' --The Australian

'What is clear from reading Ordinary Matter is that Laura Elvery is a writer whose talents are anything but ordinary.' --The AU Review

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Inspired by the twenty times women have won Nobel Prizes for science, this short-story collection from award-winning author Laura Elvery is a dazzling, thought-provoking follow-up to Trick of the Light.

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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ University of Queensland Press (1 September 2020)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 1 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0702262765
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0702262760
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 15.3 x 2.1 x 22.6 cm
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