The Commune Does Not Want You

Front Cover
Penguin Random House Australia, Mar 1, 2013 - Fiction - 45 pages
'Is there a commune for people who do not fit very well into communes?'

In this story from Tales of Mystery and Romance, and with tongue firmly in cheek, Frank Moorhouse explores the etiquette of seeking to join a commune. A social structure beyond the comprehension of our hero.

With a bonus free chapter from Grand Days, the first novel in Frank Moorhouses much-loved The Edith Trilogy.

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Other editions - View all

About the author (2013)

Frank Moorhouse was born in the coastal town of Nowra, NSW. He worked as an editor of small-town newspapers and as an administrator and in the 1970s became a full-time writer. He has written fiction, non fiction, screenplays and essays and edited many collections of writing. Forty-Seventeen was given a laudatory full-page review by Angela Carter in the New York Times and was named Book of the Year by the Age and 'moral winner' of the Booker Prize by the London magazine Blitz. Grand Days, the first novel in The Edith Trilogy, won the SA Premier's Award for Fiction. Dark Palace won the Miles Franklin Literary Award and was shortlisted for the NSW Premier's Literary Award, the Victorian Premier's Literary Award and the Age Book of the Year Award. Cold Light was shortlisted for the Miles Franklin and Barbara Jefferis Awards.

Frank has undertaken numerous fellowships and his work has been translated into several languages. He was made a member of the Order of Australia for services to literature in 1985 and was awarded an honorary doctorate from Griffith University in 1997.

Bibliographic information