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Thirty-one epic stories from Australia's award-winning author David Malouf.

Thirty-one epic stories from Australia's award-winning author David Malouf.

David Malouf’s imagination inhabits shocking violence, quick humor, appealing warmth and harsh cruelty with equal intensity. He shares tales of bookish boys, taciturn men and intimate stories of men and women looking for something they seem to have missed, or missed out on. This is a comprehensive compilation of David’s shorter work. Stories are set in the stark and challenging Australian interior and the more lush and mysterious coastal enclaves; others are set in Australia's past. The youthful dreams, physical desires and mental despair of Malouf's richly varied characters as they explore their place in the world are always moving and universal.
Readers won't want to skim a single page of the 31 stories in this epic collection, a few of which are novella length. Together, they represent a quarter-century of a formidable craftsman's career.

Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9780143790853

    March 19, 2018

    Penguin

    RRP $19.99

    Online retailers

    • Abbey's Bookshop
    • Amazon
    • Angus & Robertson Bookworld
    • Booktopia
    • Boomerang Books
    • Collins Booksellers
    • Dymocks
    • Books Kinokuniya
    • The Nile
    • QBD
    • Readings
    • Robinsons Bookshop
    Or

    Find your local bookstore at booksellers.org.au

  • EBook

    9781742758459

    July 1, 2012

    Random House Australia

    521 pages

    Online retailers

    • iBooks
    • Amazon Kindle
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    • eBooks
    • Google Play
    • Kobo

Awards and Recognition

  • APA Book Design Awards
    2008
    Winner
    APA Book Design Awards (Graphic Design)
  • Australia-Asia Literary Award
    2008
    Winner
    Australia-Asia Literary Award

Also by David Malouf

Being There
The Writing Life
A First Place
The Conversations At Curlew Creek
Harland's Half Acre
Ransom
Every Move You Make
Dream Stuff
Johnno
Jane Eyre
The Great World
12 Edmondstone Street
Antipodes
Fly Away Peter
An Imaginary Life
Child's Play
The Conversations At Curlow Creek
Remembering Babylon

Recommendations

The Handmaid's Tale
To Kill A Mockingbird
Midnight's Children
A Gentleman in Moscow
Echo Burning
The Curious Incident of the Dog In the Night-time
The Girl on the Train
The Heart's Invisible Furies
Dragonfly In Amber
The Narrow Road to the Deep North
Tiger Men
The Bear and The Nightingale
Swing Time
Breath
Ready Player One
The Trip of a Lifetime
On Chesil Beach
The Light Between Oceans
A Long Way from Home
The Travelling Cat Chronicles