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A timeless collection of stories exploring physical and psychological boundaries, some tentatively and others with vigour.

A timeless collection of stories exploring physical and psychological boundaries, some tentatively and others with vigour.

In The Americans, Baby the milieu is a Sydney under-40 population who, hoping that being earnest or outrageous will make them feel real, are left saturated with anxiety instead. An inherent resistance to American cultural intrusions and the risks that those from a great powerful land such as the US take when they meddle in another culture (they can be snared, seduced, destroyed) are explored with traditional Moorhouse flair and wit.

These stories are timeless in their concerns, and explore ideology, idealism, conflict, relationships and sex.

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....emerging as consistently the best writer of stories about contemporary Australian life...

The Australian

The material is deeply Australian...it is treated with the rueful truth of art...

The New Yorker

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    9781742746548

    October 26, 2011

    Random House Australia

    336 pages

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    9781740511377

    February 1, 2008

    Vintage Australia

    336 pages

    RRP $19.99

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