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Diamonds in the Mud and Other Stories - Joy Dettman

Diamonds in the Mud and Other Stories

Paperback

Published: September 2007
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"Joy Dettman is a natural-born storyteller whose dark tales of rural life are addictive" (The Age)

At the beginning of her writing journey, Joy Dettman's charming, irascible, melancholy, wisecracking characters appeared in over twenty unique tales, many of which have won awards, many of which have never been published. Now, for the first time, Diamonds in the Mud and Other Stories is the complete collection of Joy Dettman's exquisite short stories.

We meet an old coot in a rusty ute who picks up a hitchhiker, a neighbour reaches across the language divide to lend a helping hand, a grave digger might just have saved a young man's life, an exhausted farmer's wife lusts after a china cup, Granny Jordan is losing her marbles and an author is troubled by rats under the floorboards.

Since Joy's first novel, Mallawindy, was published in 1998 she has attracted a growing number of readers who are entertained and shocked by her array of unforgettable characters populating the Australian landscape. This anthology will not disappoint the voracious fans of her distinctive narrative and adroit storytelling.

About the Author

Joy Dettman was born in Echuca, Victoria and now lives in Melbourne. Joy, a mother of four, is a full-time writer of award-winning short stories and the highly acclaimed novels Mallawindy, Jacaranda Blue, Goose Girl, Yesterday's Dust, The Seventh Day, Henry's Daughter and One Sunday.

Joy Dettman

Joy Dettman was born in Echuca, Victoria, and now lives in Melbourne. It was a creative writing course in 1988 which helped to turn a lifelong interest into an obsession. As well as being a mother of four, Joy is now a full-time writer and published author of several award-winning short stories as well as her best-selling novels Mallawindy, Jacaranda Blue, Goose Girl, Yesterday's Dust and The Seventh Day which have all been critical and commercial successes.

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ISBN: 9780330423465
ISBN-10: 0330423460
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 252
Published: September 2007
Publisher: Pan Macmillan Australia
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 13.2  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.21
Edition Number: 1