'A writer hitting his straps with gusto.' - The Australian
An Australian wine-maker tries to crack the Taiwanese market. Two holiday-makers in Spain decide to tell a lie about each other every meal. A man drives home from work trying not to dwell on what he has just done.
From Arizona to Taipei to suburban Brisbane, Nick Earls's characters lead ordinary lives that, in these stories, become far from ordinary. Ranging widely in style, setting and narrator, Welcome To Normal vividly captures the uniqueness of the everyday through its author's eye for detail and his unfailing aim at the human heart.
By turns playful and thought-provoking, these stories showcase the calibre and versatility of Nick Earls at his perceptive best.
About the Author
Nick Earls publishes books for adults and younger readers and writes, novels, plays and short stories including bestselling novels Zigzag Street, Bachelor Kisses and Perfect Skin. His work has been published internationally in English and in translation.
Zigzag Street won a Betty Trask Award in the UK in 1998, and Perfect Skin was the only novel nominated for an Australian Comedy Award in 2003. 48 Shades of Brown and Perfect Skin have been adapted into feature films, with Solo un Padre, the film adapted from the Italian edition of Perfect Skin, a top-ten box office hit in Italy in 2008. After January, 48 Shades of Brown, Zigzag Street and Perfect Skin have all been successfully adapted for theatre, and the Zigzag Street play toured nationally in 2005. The True Story Of Butterfish was also performed as a play. His most recent novel is Welcome to Normal.
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 2nd July 2012
Publisher: Random House Australia
Dimensions (cm): 23.2 x 15.5 x 2.3
Weight (kg): 0.36