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Complication : Short Stories - Fikret Pajalic

Complication

Short Stories

By: Fikret Pajalic

Paperback | 16 October 2023

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In this gripping short story collection, Pajalic depicts working-class characters in all their gutsiness and glory. Featuring animals in most stories as a motif for grief and hope, Pajalic alternates between tender stories of survival and the gritty underbelly of Melbourne's Western suburbs. Even when his characters are shady and flawed, morality and conscience shine through.

Drawing on his own experiences, Pajalic recreates first-hand the reality of coming to Australia as a refugee because of war and persecution. While many of the stories focus on the experience of Bosnian diaspora, it also tells the universal story of the refugee experience exploring homesickness, loss, grief, cultural shock, and making a new home in a landscape completely different to where you come from.

'Raw, authentic and compelling, these stories of refugees' generational trauma and pain also honour the resilience and determination of the characters. Bracing and rewarding reading.' Paddy O'Reilly author of Other Houses


'Reminiscent of Carver, Pajalic's stories are sharp, direct and austere. A fascinating read.' Ennis Cehic author of Sadvertising


'Like Chekhov who thinks that for a writer nothing should be unclean, Fikret takes us to murky places where English is broken and pit bulls are prized; bodies are ravaged by manual labour and generosity abounds as often as brutality. Humanity there is uncovered, revealing itself to be as instinctual and capable of ferocity and sacrifice as the many animals that populate Fikret's stories. In Complication Fikret uncovers the origins of violence with unflinching insight and unwavering compassion.' Lee Kofman author of The Writer Laid Bare

Industry Reviews

'Raw, authentic and compelling, these stories of refugees' generational trauma and pain also honour the resilience and determination of the characters. Bracing and rewarding reading.' Paddy O'Reilly author of Other Houses


'Reminiscent of Carver, Pajalic's stories are sharp, direct and austere. A fascinating read.' Ennis Cehic author of Sadvertising


'Like Chekhov who thinks that for a writer nothing should be unclean, Fikret takes us to murky places where English is broken and pit bulls are prized; bodies are ravaged by manual labour and generosity abounds as often as brutality. Humanity there is uncovered, revealing itself to be as instinctual and capable of ferocity and sacrifice as the many animals that populate Fikret's stories. In Complication Fikret uncovers the origins of violence with unflinching insight and unwavering compassion.'

Lee Kofman author of The Writer Laid Bare

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