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Here Until August: Stories
 

Here Until August: Stories (EPUB ebook)

By Rowe, Josephine

A masterful collection of horizons and departures, heartbreak and seduction, from an internationally acclaimed Australian author These superbly crafted stories follow the fates of characters who, by choice or by force, are travelling beyond the boundaries of their known world... read full description below.

ISBN 9781743821107
Published 3 September 2019 by Schwartz Publishing Pty. Ltd
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ISBN-13 9781743821107
ISBN-10
Stock Available
Status Wheelers ePlatform
Publisher Schwartz Publishing Pty. Ltd
Imprint Black Inc.
Publication Date 3 September 2019
Publication Country
Format EPUB ebook
Author(s) By Rowe, Josephine
Category Fiction
Modern Fiction
Short Stories
Australian
Number of Pages 208
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Interest Age General Audience
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Dewey Code Not specified
Catalogue Code 1008941

Description of this Electronic Book

A masterful collection of horizons and departures, heartbreak and seduction, from an internationally acclaimed Australian author

These superbly crafted stories follow the fates of characters who, by choice or by force, are travelling beyond the boundaries of their known worlds. We meet them navigating reluctant partings and uncertain returns or biding the disquieting calm that often precedes decisive action.

An agoraphobic French emigre watches terrorist videos compulsively as she minds a dog named Chavez. A young couple weather the interiority of a Montreal winter, more attuned to the illicit goings-on of their neighbours than to their own hazy, unfolding futures. A Western Australian family cross from mainland to island, from disaster towards a faltering redemption. Other stories play out in locations just beyond the brink of familiarity: flooded townships and distant lakes, sunlit woodlands or paths bright with ice, places of unpredictable access and spaces scrubbed from maps.

From the Catskills to the Snowy Mountains, the abandoned island outports of Newfoundland to the sprawl of an Australian metropolis, this scintillating collection from one of Australia's most gifted writers shows us how the places we inhabit shape us in ways both remote and intimate.

'Here Until August tracks the shimmer of precarious moments and transient moods with devastating precision. In their steady excavation of intimacy, these spacious stories bring Alice Munro to mind. I underlined sentence after sentence as I read: for their beauty, their clarity and their wisdom. Josephine Rowe is a breathtakingly good writer, and this is a marvellous book.'-Michelle de Kretser

'A nuanced, lyrical and masterful collection from one of Australia's short-fiction greats, Here Until August will leave you breathless.'-Maxine Beneba Clarke

'With this vital collection, Rowe reveals in fresh ways her rare mastery of the short-story form. Ever sensitive to the subtleties of exile and longing, her voice is tender and mesmerising throughout. This is fiction that runs deep and burns bright.' -Jennifer Mills

'Revelatory ... Rowe's shape shifting, capturing the nuances of different nationalities effortlessly, is almost as remarkable as the precise, delicate and frequently witty prose ... Pitch-perfect examinations of place and psyche from a writer to watch closely.' -Kirkus (starred review)

'Captivating and emotionally charged ... prose crisp and evocative ... Here Until August is a powerful and intimate collection. FOUR AND A HALF STARS' Books+Publishing

'Her gorgeous, precise language encourages inner storms.' -The New York Times Book Review

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Author's Bio

Josephine Rowe was born in 1984 in Rockhampton and raised in Melbourne. Her novel, A Loving, Faithful Animal, was longlisted for the Miles Franklin Literary Award, selected as a New York Times Editorsa Choice and led to her being named a 2017 Sydney Morning Herald Best Young Novelist. Her work has appeared widely in Australia and overseas, including in McSweeneyas, Best Australian Stories, Meanjin, The Paris Review Daily and Freemanas. The winner of the 2016 ABR Elizabeth Jolley Short Story Prize, Rowe has held fellowships with the University of Iowa, Stanford University, the Omi International Arts Center and Yaddo.

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