130 x 205 x 40mm
In this selection of his short fiction, essays and journalism from the last decade, Robert Dessaix offers insights into the many selves at play behind the mask of well-known broadcaster and author of Night Letters. Traveller, thinker, linguist and self-confessed dilettante, Dessaix muses in these pieces on an astonishing array of subjects from Orientalism to Aboriginal spirituality, from the art of translation to the nature of creativity, from covetousness to gay fiction, from Albanian tourism to adoption and the suburban family.
Underlying these finely nuanced conversations with the reader is a passion for finding ways to write with simplicity about intricate yet vital things - intimacy, mortality, time, love.
( and so forth ) amplifies the themes in Robert Dessaix's bestselling novel Night Letters and autobiography A Mothers Disgrace, and reveals the workings of a brilliant, if unorthodox, mind.