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  • Published: 31 October 2012
  • ISBN: 9781409015659
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 240

Dream Stuff




'In this outstanding collection of stories, David Malouf is at his best... Beautiful writing' Observer

From the image of a small boy entranced by his mother's GI Escort, yet still hoping for the return of a father 'missing in action', to the portrait of an adult writer trying to piece together a defining image of his late father, these outstanding stories conjure up with sharp intensity the memories and events that make a man.

These powerfully vivid stories range over more than a century of Australian life, from green tropical lushness to 'blacksoil country', from scrub and outback to city streets - evoking dark shadows beneath a bright sun, and lives shaped by the ghosts of history and the rhythms of unruly nature.

  • Published: 31 October 2012
  • ISBN: 9781409015659
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 240

About the author

David Malouf

David Malouf is the internationally acclaimed author of novels including Ransom, The Great World (winner of the Commonwealth Writers’ prize and the Prix Femina Etranger), Remembering Babylon (winner of the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award), An Imaginary Life, Conversations at Curlow Creek, Dream Stuff, Every Move You Make and his autobiographical classic 12 Edmondstone Street. His Collected Stories won the 2008 Australia-Asia Literary Award. His most recent books are A First Place and The Writing Life. He was born in 1934 and was brought up in Brisbane.

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Praise for Dream Stuff

Remarkable for its range and unsettling dynamism…in their subtlety, power and poetic finesse they are as good as any being written

Sunday Times

A highly accomplished collection, and one that resonates in the mind long after the book is finished

Daily Telegraph

A remarkable achievement… These stories are pearls

Spectator

An excellent collection by any standard…a heart-warming book

Sunday Telegraph

Confirm[s] Malouf's stature as a writer of the very first order

Boston Book Review

Recalls the best work of E. M. Forster and Virginia Woolf.... Carefully crafted

Los Angeles Times

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