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yNew Australian Stories TwoAviva Tuffield
Carlton North:Scribe,2010Z17298232010anthology short story 'This eclectic anthology of new stories showcases some of our finest short-story writers, and proves that the short story is alive and well in Australia. From seasoned practitioners of the form through to rising and emerging stars of the short-story firmament, New Australian Stories 2 caters for all tastes. There’s humour, mystery, drama, and even some delusion and deceit. Whole lives are captured in just a few satisfying pages.' (From the publisher's website.)Carlton North:Scribe,2010
'Outstanding new fiction from the Miles Franklin-shortlisted author of Blood
'In this breathtaking new work, Tony Birch affirms his position as one of Australia’s finest writers of short-form fiction.
'Using his unflinching creative gaze, he ponders love and loss and faith. A trio of amateur thieves are left in charge of a baby moments before a heist. A group of boys compete in the final of a marbles tournament, only to find their biggest challenge was the opponent they didn’t see coming. Two young friends find a submerged car in their local swimming hole and become obsessed by the mystery of the driver’s identity.
'Across twelve blistering stories, The Promise delivers a sensitive and often humorous take on the lives of those who have loved, lost and wandered.' (Publication summary)