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End Of The World, The - O'Reilly Paddy

End Of The World, The

Paperback Published: 2nd April 2007
ISBN: 9780702235948
Number Of Pages: 240

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A sparkling collection of award-winning short stories

Stylistically varied and enlivened by a wry, dark humour, this collection shows Paddy O'Reilly living up to the promise shown in her debut novel The Factory.

With subtlety and assurance, O'Reilly creates narrative voices and situations spanning a broad range of experience - an alien visitor who communicates in the language of romance, a woman waiting for her death, a case of confused identity, and the sour taste of relationships lost or abandoned. O'Reilly's characters are at once defiant and accepting, curious and bewildered. From Japan to suburban Australia, and onto a place where larger, odder things are possible, The End of the World plays with our perceptions of reality.

About the Author

Paddy O’Reilly is the author of two novels, The Factory and The Fine Colour of Rust, a collection of award-winning short stories, and a novella. Her novels have been shortlisted for major awards, and her stories have been widely published, anthologised and broadcast in Australia and overseas.

Speak to Mep. 1
Inheritancep. 15
Save Our Schoolp. 24
My Mother-in-law in the Family Treep. 41
The End of the Worldp. 53
Armadillop. 62
FutureGirlp. 73
The Rules of Fishingp. 86
Snapshots of Strangersp. 99
The Wrestlersp. 110
The Last Visitp. 117
Women's Troublep. 131
Inches Apartp. 144
Where We Come Fromp. 149
The Litterp. 163
Glass Heartp. 182
Fluidp. 195
Distance Runnerp. 208
Acknowledgmentsp. 223
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ISBN: 9780702235948
ISBN-10: 0702235946
Audience: Children
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 2nd April 2007
Publisher: University of Queensland Press
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 20.0 x 12.9  x 1.7
Weight (kg): 0.23
Edition Number: 1