'Nightjar's come alive at night. Australia's character is divided like night and day and these stories explore that twilight zone. Most have won national competitions or been published or broadcast in the USA, UK, Italy, Indonesia, China and Singapore.
There are Tassie Tigers, secretive Night Birds, communist writers and communal whales, story telling women and the spectre, everywhere, of a country that hasn't quite made up its mind whether it wants the midnight or the light.' (Source: Publisher's blurb)