On Sydney's North Shore, not everyone is perfect. Otherwise these stories wouldn't exist.
If you think the affluent North Shore appears homogenous and bland, look a little harder and you'll find different voices that have something to say. These are stories from lives you don't get to see often, from authors as varied as the suburbs themselves.
Pieces of North Shore features seven local writers with diverse backgrounds. Some have migrated from other countries and some from other parts of Australia - or from within Sydney itself. These voices reflect the diversity we boast of as Australians. They tell stories of trying to fit in and struggles encountered. Some stories are just fun. These writers aren't afraid to show themselves.
-A diverse and refreshingly candid selection of stories that depict through deeply personal disclosures the quest of new arrivals to locate within a culture that appears daunting and unattainable. The North Shore - a place of frantic timetables, earnest achievement and niceties - is unpacked here piece by piece to reveal the friendships, aspirations, loves and fears of its new inhabitants.- Cheryl Szatow (Mayor 2015-2016)