Kate Liston-Mills’ The Waterfowl Are Drunk! is a series of funny and heart-warming short stories set in the author’s hometown, Pambula, on the far south coast of New South Wales.
A fox stalks a nest of hatching swans, loving parents deal with their child’s Down syndrome diagnosis, a close-knit community mourns a death, a teenager is forced to give up an afternoon of surfing to spend time with her Nan.
About the Author
Kate Liston-Mills lives in Pambula and works as a journalist, writer, poet and teacher. Her works have been published in the Sydney Morning Herald, Daily Telegraph, Writer's Edit, Prowlings, Tertangala, TIDE and the South Coast Writers Centre.
'The book's apparent slightness and whimsical title belie the close observation and deep feeling that inform its contents.'
Kerryn Goldsworthy, The Age
‘Kate Liston-Mills’s lush but precise prose and fresh perspective gives this collection about the tough stuff of ordinary life immense energy, beauty and warmth. That she manages to get depth of character and intense sense of place in such a slim collection is a true wonder, as is her ability to show the inherent drama and tragedy of everyday life without every straying into sentimentality or bleakness.’