A ‘compulsively readable’ (Elle) collection of stories, full of passion and intelligence.
A collection of stories, full of passion and intelligence, from the author of the international bestseller SEVEN TYPES OF AMBIGUITY.
Passionate, witty, vulnerable, honest - these are the distinctive features of the stories in this collection from the internationally bestselling author of THREE DOLLARS and SEVEN TYPES OF AMBIGUITY. Elliot Perlman's clever and thoughtful tales explore the complex worlds of lovers, poets, lawyers, immigrants, students and murderers; the corporate betrayals, the lost opportunities, the hopes, the fears and the vagaries of desire.
About the Author
Elliot Perlman is the author of the award-winning novel THREE DOLLARS (Victoria’s favourite book, as voted by Victorians, and which was also a feature film starring David Wenham and Sarah Wynter), THE REASONS I WON’T BE COMING (a collection of award-winning stories), and the novel SEVEN TYPES OF AMBIGUITY. He is published in 20 countries, to glowing reviews. All of his books have won awards here and overseas, and all three of his books have been bestsellers in Australia and internationally. He is hailed as the ‘Zola of Australia’ in France. He lives in Melbourne.
‘Stunning,... by turns hilarious and heartbreaking.’ -- THE BALTIMORE SUN
‘Carefully imagined, entirely believable... Perlman manages to pack whole lives into a few paragraphs.. Perlman’s plots seem effortless, which makes his surprises all the more affecting.’ -- THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW (Editors’ Choice)
‘These stories are like walking down the hallway of an old hotel and eavesdropping on sad confessions. It’s hard not to be moved ... These stories are love letters, really, and their protagonist, we come to learn, is none other than the human heart.’ -- THE WASHINGTON POST
‘Invigorating stories... enlivened by Perlman’s intelligence, verbal energy, and mischievous wit.’ -- ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY (US)
Number Of Pages: 336
Published: 3rd October 2011
Publisher: Random House Australia
Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 13.0 x 2.2
Weight (kg): 0.239