North of Nowhere, South of Loss
"A new standard for the short story genre that will be hard to surpass."--"Library Journal"
In these prize-winning, "heartbreakingly nuanced" ("Speakeasy") stories, Janette Turner Hospital explores the infinite incarnations of loss--lovers meeting again in midlife re-experience, through the memory of photographs both real and imagined, the passion that both frightened and thrilled them; a young dental hygienist adrift, living in a hostel in northern Australia, receives a heart-wrenching visit from her drug-dependent brother; a mother and adolescent daughter move into a new house, and their sense of safety is shaken when the previous owner reappears, desperate to reclaim what he has lost. Hospital's characters oscillate between estrangement and intense connectedness, between a permanent sense of dislocation and a yearning to belong.
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This collection is as rich and tangled as the Brisbane jungle of which the author writes. A native of Australia, Hospital (Due Preparations for the Plague ) uses the steamy, overgrown setting as a ... Read full review
The Ocean of Brisbane
North of Nowhere
For Mr Voss or Occupant
Unperformed Experiments Have No Results
Our Own Little Kakadu
Frames and Wonders
South of Loss
Litany for the Homeland
The EndoftheLine EndoftheWorld Disco 213