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'In The Best Australian Stories 2015, Amanda Lohrey, winner of the Patrick White Award and author of the acclaimed novel A Short History of Richard Kline, curates twenty pieces of exceptional short fiction.

'In this wide-ranging collection, there are stories that will surprise, unsettle and beguile readers. Familiar subjects are examined from new perspectives: a teenage girl sneaks into director Jean-Luc Goddard's study and steals his diaries; the life of Picasso is reimagined in miniature vignettes. And new life is breathed into the most universal of experiences: birth, death, love and loss. The mother of a girl with hearing difficulties watches her child grow into increasing independence. A young woman makes a poignant voyage to the site of her brother's suicide.

'Elegant, accomplished and evocative, these short stories move, delight and inspire.' (Publication summary)

Contents

* Contents derived from the Melbourne, Victoria,:Black Inc. , 2015 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Introduction : The Best Australian Stories 2015, Amanda Lohrey , single work essay (p. vii-ix)
The Pilgrim's Way, Goldie Goldbloom , single work short story (p. 1-20)
Picasso : A Shorter Life, John Scott , single work short story (p. 21-32)
2 or 3 Things I Know About You, Claire Corbett , single work short story (p. 33-35)
Puppet Show, Cate Kennedy , single work short story (p. 37-49)
The Three Treasures, Melissa Beit , single work short story (p. 51-59)
Little Toki, Colin Oehring , single work short story (p. 61-70)
On Ice, Eleanor Limprecht , single work short story (p. 81-89)
The Level Playing Field, Julie Koh , single work short story (p. 91-97)
How Great Is Your Life?, Jo Lennan , single work short story (p. 99-112)
Supernova, Omar Musa , single work short story (p. 113-121)
Alphabet, Ryan O'Neill , single work short story (p. 123-129)
Into the Woods, Sarah Klenbort , single work short story

Jolene gives birth to a baby girl, Georgette, who she quickly discovers is deaf. Jolene struggles to understand Georgette's limitations, pushing her towards cochlear implants and learning to speak. Georgette, feeling isolated, drifts apart from her mother; she eventually finds a deaf family that exclusively signs. She leaves home to be with the deaf community that Jolene denies.

(p. 131-139)
Something Wild, Jo Case , single work short story (p. 141-149)
Better Things, Balli Kaur Jaswal , single work short story (p. 151-161)
Aokigahara, Jennifer Down , single work short story

'I phoned my father when I arrived. He said, Your mum's just round at Aunty El's, in such a awy that I knew she wasn't; that she'd left the room with her hand to her mouth when he'd first said, Hullo love, and I felt so sorry for us all.' (Introduction)

(p. 163-175)
The Same Weight as a Human Heart, Nick Couldwell , single work short story (p. 177-182)
Vital Signs, Nicola Redhouse , single work short story (p. 183-193)
Twenty Dollars, Annette Trevitt , single work short story (p. 195-209)
Manyuk, Mark Smith , single work short story (p. 211-218)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Melbourne, Victoria,: Black Inc. , 2015 .
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      Image courtesy of publisher's website.
      Extent: 240p.
      Note/s:
      • Published: 27/10/2015
      ISBN: 9781863957786
      Series: y separately published work icon The Best Australian Stories Black Inc. (publisher), Melbourne : Bookman Press , 1999 Z1845180 1999 series - publisher short story extract

      The second of the three Best of collections, Best Australian Stories was inaugurated in 1999, under the guidance of executive chair Morry Schwartz. In 2004, publisher Chris Feik took over the series. In March 2018, Black Inc. announced the cancellation of all three series, replaced by Best Summer Stories.

      Number in series: 16

Works about this Work

March in Fiction Michalia Arathimos , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: Overland [Online] , March 2016;

— Review of The Best Australian Stories 2015 2015 anthology short story ; Fever of Animals Miles Allinson , 2015 single work novel ; The World Without Us Mireille Juchau , 2015 single work novel
Sticking to the Familiar Annette Marfording , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: Rochford Street Review , January - March no. 17 2016;

— Review of The Best Australian Stories 2015 2015 anthology short story
Well Read Margot Lloyd , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 23 January 2016; (p. 27)

— Review of The High Places Fiona McFarlane , 2016 selected work short story ; The Best Australian Stories 2015 2015 anthology short story
Transgressions Josephine Taylor , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , January-February no. 378 2016; (p. 16)

— Review of The Best Australian Stories 2015 2015 anthology short story
Jewels in the Firmament - and Some of Them Are Stars Elly Varrenti , 2015 single work
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 19-20 December 2015; (p. 29) The Saturday Age , 19-20 December 2015; (p. 25)

— Review of The Best Australian Stories 2015 2015 anthology short story
The Best Australian Stories 2015 Review – Short Sharp Hits of Homegrown Fiction Meredith Jaffé , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Guardian Australia , 18 November 2015;

— Review of The Best Australian Stories 2015 2015 anthology short story
Contextualising the Nation Gregory Day , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 12-13 December 2015; (p. 24-25)

— Review of The Best Australian Stories 2015 2015 anthology short story ; The Best Australian Poems 2015 2015 anthology poetry ; The Best Australian Essays 2015 2015 anthology essay
Jewels in the Firmament - and Some of Them Are Stars Elly Varrenti , 2015 single work
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 19-20 December 2015; (p. 29) The Saturday Age , 19-20 December 2015; (p. 25)

— Review of The Best Australian Stories 2015 2015 anthology short story
Transgressions Josephine Taylor , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , January-February no. 378 2016; (p. 16)

— Review of The Best Australian Stories 2015 2015 anthology short story
Well Read Margot Lloyd , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 23 January 2016; (p. 27)

— Review of The High Places Fiona McFarlane , 2016 selected work short story ; The Best Australian Stories 2015 2015 anthology short story
Introduction : The Best Australian Stories 2015 Amanda Lohrey , 2015 single work essay
— Appears in: The Best Australian Stories 2015 2015; (p. vii-ix)
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