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Long Story Shorts series is an initiative by Affirm Press to publish six individual collections of stories from new and emerging Australian writers. (Source: Publisher's website)

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y separately published work icon Under Stones Bob Franklin , Mulgrave : Affirm Press , 2010 Z1667919 2010 selected work short story horror

'Dip into the world of Bob Franklin's fiction at your own risk. The calm surface belies a swift undertow and snags galore. These are not horror stories in the traditional sense; they are more unsettling than that.

Under Stones are uneasy tales, set in familiar surrounds. They are journeys into the human psyche and powerful critiques of contemporary Australian society. Bob Franklin pokes and prods at human fears and foibles, revealing with forensic glee truths that you might prefer were, well, left under stones.' (From the publisher's website.)

Mulgrave : Affirm Press , 2010
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y separately published work icon Nineteen Seventysomething Barry Divola , Mulgrave : Affirm Press , 2010 Z1678135 2010 single work novel 'Barry Divola's Nineteen Seventysomething is a requiem for bygone days. In the fictional suburb of Braithwaite, we meet Charlie during the listless weeks of his summer holidays. Against a backdrop of buzzing cicadas, Dragstar bikes, schoolboy rock bands, church youth groups, and Top 40 radio, Barry Divola deftly evokes that awkward, exhilarating journey from childhood to adolescence. Told with humour, poignancy and authenticity, Nineteen Seventysomething marks the familiar stages of teenage awakening - in friendship, desire and love.' (From the publisher's website.) Mulgrave : Affirm Press , 2010
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y separately published work icon Known Unknowns Emmett Stinson , Mulgrave : Affirm Press , 2010 Z1697387 2010 selected work short story 'Emmett Stinson is an American who moved to Australia in 2004 - and it was only with distance from his homeland that he could write Known Unknowns, his debut collection. Set largely in Washington DC immediately after September 11, these are engrossing stories that tap into the zeitgeist of disconnection, isolation and the loss of meaningful identity after these world-changing events.' (From the publisher's website.) Mulgrave : Affirm Press , 2010
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y separately published work icon Having Cried Wolf Gretchen Shirm , Mulgrave : Affirm Press , 2010 Z1724642 2010 selected work short story (taught in 5 units)

'Small towns harbour secrets. Rising, receding and returning like the tides lapping the fictional coastal town of Kinsale, the stories in this collection revolve around Alice and Grace, friends since childhood, who grow to live vastly different lives.

Weaving in and around these women is a lattice of interconnecting stories drawing in their husbands, families, neighbours and strangers, each linked to one another by fate or circumstance. Having Cried Wolf is a contemplative and affecting collection - one that marks the arrival of an original literary talent.' (From the publisher's website.)

Mulgrave : Affirm Press , 2010
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y separately published work icon Bearings Leah Swann , Mulgrave : Affirm Press , 2011 Z1768855 2011 selected work short story novella 'Are we slaves to destiny or architects of our own fate? Bearings is about challenging the course of our lives as well as keeping a foothold during unpredictable times.

'In this affecting novella and collection of stories, Leah Swann burrows deep into the souls of her characters to reveal universal complexities, frailties and strengths. From searching for love to coping with grief, Bearings provides a map of the human condition, deftly drawn by an exciting new Australian talent with a sharp eye for instinctive behaviours and emotional truths.' (From the publisher's website.)
Mulgrave : Affirm Press , 2011
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y separately published work icon Two Steps Forward Irma Gold , Mulgrave : Affirm Press , 2011 Z1805938 2011 selected work short story 'It's easy to get stuck in a rut. What binds the characters in 'Two steps forward' is an indomitable desire to climb their way out. Located in familiar Australian settings, this collection brilliantly weaves together authentic characters and adverse scenarios. You'll encounter battlers, underdogs and people who've hit hard times. Protagonists to root for and causes to cheer. In this affecting, assured debut, Irma Gold celebrates courage and challenges our notions of what it takes to be happy.' (Trove record) Mulgrave : Affirm Press , 2011

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    • Mulgrave, Ashwood - Mulgrave area, Melbourne South East, Melbourne, Victoria,: Affirm Press , 2010- .

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