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A Lovely and Terrible Thing

A Lovely and Terrible Thing (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Womersley, Chris

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Bestselling and award-winning author Chris Womersley's first short fiction collection, twenty macabre and deliciously enjoyable tales linked by the trickle of water that runs through them all...

ISBN 9781760554811
Barcode 9781760554811
Published 23 April 2019 by Pan Macmillan
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781760554811
ISBN-10 1760554812
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Pan Macmillan
Imprint Picador Australia
Publication Date 23 April 2019
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Womersley, Chris
Category Modern Fiction
Short Stories
Australian
Number of Pages 288
Dimensions Width: 156mm
Height: 233mm
Spine: 22mm
Weight 363g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Short Stories & Fiction Anthologies
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code Not specified
Catalogue Code 976973

Description of this Book

Water, water, every where, / Nor any drop to drink. Consider: around you the world is swirling - you pass through a submerged town, the bakery, a wheelbarrow, a bike floating on its side on the main street, its steeples and trees barely visible through the thick water. Consider: in the distance the wreck of the gunship Elizabeth lolls on a sandback a couple of miles from the shore. Oil slicks the canals of the capital and even now in the midst of the bombing, the old men still like to tell tales of mermen in the shallows. Consider: a pool, empty of water save for a brackish puddle at one end that has escaped the summer heat. A huddle of fine bones and hanks of fur - the remains of mice or possums that have tumbled in, lured perhaps by the water. And two boys stand by its edge, watching a bracelet flash through the humid air into the deep end. In bestselling author Chris Womersley's first short fiction collection, twenty macabre and deliciously enjoyable tales linked by the trickle of water that runs through them all will keep readers spellbound until their final, unexpected and unsettling twist...

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Author's Bio

Chris Womersley is the bestselling author of four novels The Low Road, Bereft and Cairo and most recently City of Crows. He has been published in the UK, US and Europe, has received the Ned Kelly Award for Best First Fiction, an Indie Award for Best Fiction, an ABIA Award for Literary Fiction and was shortlisted for the Miles Franklin Award, the Gold Dagger Award for International Crime Fiction, The Age Book of the Year and the ALS Gold Medal for Literature. Chris's short fiction has appeared in Granta, The Best Australian Stories, Meanjin and Griffith Review and the anthologies Where there's Smoke, Sleepers X and Meanjin A-Z, and has also won or been shortlisted for numerous prizes. He lives in Melbourne with his wife and son. Contact him at: chriswomersley.com

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