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Letter to George Clooney - Debra Adelaide

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Debra Adelaide's new collection of short stories intricately maps both the sublime and the mundane landscape of ordinary lives, with her trademark dark wit and luminous intelligence.

In Glory in the Flower, distinguished but disillusioned British poet, Bill, crosses the world on the promise of a prestigious literary festival only to find himself roughing it with an unlikely group of amateur poets, with surprising results. One man's attempt to negotiate the Australian taxation system reads like a noir thriller in The Pirate Map, and the minefield of internet dating in Chance artfully balances the absurd and dark side of the human psyche. Harder Than Your Husband follows a serious-minded administrator as he attempts to navigate the induction of a new, and rather perplexing, employee. And the final eclipsing story, Letter to George Clooney, opens a door into a world of terror and deprivation: searing in its devastating restraint, it demonstrates why Adelaide is one of the finest Australian writers of her generation.

About the Author

Debra Adelaide is the author of several novels, including The Household Guide to Dying (2008), which was sold around the world, Serpent Dust (1998) and The Hotel Albatross (1995). She is also the editor of several themed collections of fiction and memoirs, including Acts of Dog (2003) and the bestselling Motherlove series (1996-1998). As well as a creative writer she has also been a freelance researcher, editor, book reviewer and literary award judge, and is now associate professor at the University of Technology, Sydney where she teaches creative writing.

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3.0

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    • Difficult To Follow
    • Disappointing
    • Not What I expected

    Best Uses

    • Older Readers
    • Travel Reading

    Comments about Letter to George Clooney:

    have read the authors other writings. this is a collection of short stories. those that worked were great but some i just couldn't get.

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    ISBN: 9781742613093
    ISBN-10: 1742613098
    Audience: General
    Format: Paperback
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 304
    Published: 1st September 2013
    Publisher: Pan Macmillan Australia
    Dimensions (cm): 23.1 x 15.3  x 2.3
    Weight (kg): 0.38
    Edition Number: 1