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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.

Reviews

“This collection of stories reveals Frame to be, chiefly, one of the great authors of recent times; an incredibly imaginative storyteller whose play with language and description is fuelled by her insight into the nature of the world.”

Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9781741666076

    July 1, 2010

    Vintage Australia

    304 pages

    RRP $19.99

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  • EBook

    9781742740041

    September 1, 2012

    Random House Australia

    304 pages

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