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  • Published: 1 September 2012
  • ISBN: 9781742740041
  • Imprint: Random House Australia
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 304

The Daylight And The Dust

Selected Short Stories By Janet Frame




The Daylight and the Dust: Selected Short Stories is the most comprehensive selection of Janet Frame’s stories ever published, taken from the four different collections released during her lifetime and featuring many of her best.

The Daylight and the Dust: Selected Short Stories is the most comprehensive selection of Janet Frame’s stories ever published, taken from the four different collections released during her lifetime and featuring many of her best.

Written over four decades, the stories’ themes range from childhood to old age to death and beyond. Within the pages of one book, the reader is transported from small-town New Zealand to inner-city London, and from realism to fantasy.

Janet Frame’s versatility dazzles, and this volume offers the perfect sample of the many styles of her unique and powerful writing.

  • Published: 1 September 2012
  • ISBN: 9781742740041
  • Imprint: Random House Australia
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 304

About the author

Janet Frame

Janet Paterson Frame (1924-2004) is New Zealand's most internationally acclaimed and distinguished author. She received numerous awards, prizes, grants, fellowships and scholarships in New Zealand and abroad, including honorary doctorates from the universities of Otago and Waikato. In 1983 she was awarded a CBE for services to literature, and in 1990 was made a Member of the Order of New Zealand, the country's highest civil honour.

In her lifetime Janet Frame published eleven novels, four collections of short stories, a book of poetry, a children's book and three volumes of autobiography. Another novel, a book of poetry, a compilation of selected stories and a non-fiction collection have since been published posthumously and future publications containing new and previously uncollected material are planned.

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Praise for The Daylight And The Dust

'In this deeply personal novel of exile and loneliness, Janet Frame proves the master of nostalgia, beauty, and loss. Frame is, and will remain, divine' Alice Sebold

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