The Best Australian Stories 2009: Easyread Edition

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ReadHowYouWant.com, Nov 11, 2009 - Literary Collections - 444 pages
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After searching high and low for the year's outstanding short fiction, Delia Falconer has selected masterful stories from some of the country's best-loved authors and exciting work from the up-and-coming. 'Stories don't have the novel's luxury of great swathes of time, its layerings, its wanderings, its counterpoints,' she observes. 'Instead, they must cut to the bone straightaway ... Sometimes they capture a shift in a whole world; at other times they put into words a mood or tone that we might not have seen, until it appears so beautifully before us.' With their wry humour, quiet intensity and elegant economy, these stories display Australian writing at its diverse, unpredictable best.
 

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Contents

The Lap Pool
15
A Refreshing Sleep
41
Club Selection
59
A Late Netting
81
Suddenly Doctor Cox
96
Integrity
113
Here Is a Hair from Her Head
131
In Formation
146
The Bodies
219
Quicksilvers Ride
237
White Spirit
256
Life Sentence 271 And After Death the Judgment
299
Picasso Boy
319
All That We Know of Dreaming
344
Dry Land
378
The Little Black
402

The Nuns Story
162
Hell Is Other Parents
198
Publication Details
419
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