The Butcherbird Stories

Author(s): A. S. Patric

General Fiction

New paperback edition of highly praised collection of stories.'One of the most interesting and valuable writers working in Australia today.' The Australian Eleven stories. Each like a matchstick struck to illuminate the darkness. Evocations of place ranging from a Bangla jungle to the deep, blue Danube to a winter beach in Melbourne excite and seduce. But what truly draws the reader in are the unexpected landscapes of people's lives, explored with rare sensitivity, grace and a fearless truthfulness. A lonely St Kilda chef invites a beautiful busker to use his spare room. A father sings a lullaby to comfort his young daughter who has woken from a nightmare. A taxi driver picks up an old-world gentleman who is reluctant to disclose his destination. A young immigrant boy growing up in the western suburbs of Melbourne daydreams of infinite possibility.Death, loneliness, passion and belief: Patri¿ takes on the big questions in life and writes about the small people of the world with stylistic verve and deep humanity.


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General Fields

  • : 9781925760309
  • : Transit Lounge Publishing
  • : Transit Lounge Publishing
  • : March 2019
  • : ---length:- '23.4'width:- '15.3'units:- Centimeters
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : A. S. Patric
  • : Paperback
  • : 1906
  • : English