The Best Australian Stories 2009: Easyread Comfort Edition

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ReadHowYouWant.com, Nov 11, 2009 - Literary Collections - 540 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
18
A Refreshing Sleep
51
Club Selection
73
A Late Netting
100
Suddenly Doctor Cox
119
Integrity
140
Here Is a Hair from Her Head
161
In Formation
180
Quicksilvers Ride
289
White Spirit
312
Life Sentence 330 And After Death the Judgment
365
Picasso Boy
390
All That We Know of Dreaming
421
Intelligence Quotient
435
Dry Land
462
The Little Black
491

The Nuns Story
199
Hell Is Other Parents
242
The Bodies
267
Publication Details
511
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