'Between these covers there are imaginary lovers, unattainable lovers, star-crossed lovers and predestined lovers. There is straight love, same sex love and some very curious love.
'…And, Love’s attendants—cupid, lust, obsession, and betrayal—dance through this volume that contributes to the growing tradition of Australian love.
'This brand new collection on love from Inkerman & Blunt is a beautiful companion to Australian Love Poems. Edited by Australia’s most respected short story writer, and well loved poet and novelist, Cate Kennedy. The book features stories from award winning local writers who are recognised nationally and internationally such as Bruce Pascoe, Jon Bauer, David Francis, Carmel Bird, Lisa Jacobson, Irma Gold, Tony Birch. There are stories from a host of new voices and renowned writers such as Catherine Cole, Leah Swan, Catherine Bateson and Susan Midalia.' (Publication summary)
'What are the hares getting up to among the sunflowers? Who is paying $6000 for a raincoat? The priest is good, kind, adored, believed - but can the schoolgirl trust him? Who kills his wife and dumps the body in the pool? What if you find your death was listed long ago online?
'With lightness in the telling, with subtle harmonies and rhythms in the sentences, subversive wit, tender observation - these new stories from one of Australia's foremost storytellers explore the mysterious workings of the heart.
'Accompanied by the author's comments on the stories' origins and themes, as well as insights into the creative process, this is the first in Spineless Wonders' new series, FICTION PLUS. A must for lovers of short fiction - for readers and for writers.' (Publication summary)